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Clare County Library - Top Supplier of Interlibrary Loans

Clare Champion, Friday, 1st December 2006

According to the, if you are looking for a book, you are most likely to find it stocked at Clare County Library. Launched in February, the online library loans service, has said that the Clare Library is the top supplier of interlibrary loans in the country, supplying a total of 521 books to libraries all over Ireland.

With the service, library members can search for an item, not available in Clare County Library's stock, across all of the online catalogues of the public library authorities simultaneously. Once the item is located, the user can request delivery of the item, via their local library service, to their local branch.

Commenting on the latest figures from, Clare County Librarian, Noel Crowley stated "Clare County Library is delighted to have consistently been the top supplier of books on interlibrary loan in the country. This strong performance reflects Clare County Library's extensive catalogue of books, which is updated on a regular basis". He added, "BorrowBooks uniquely allows a user in Lisdoonvarna to discover the item they are looking for in Wicklow's collection and have it delivered to their local library in Clare. For example, Clare County Library has borrowed 364 books on behalf of its borrowers from other county library services. Non-fiction books represent the bulk of material requested".

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