inter-library loan

interlibrary loan

a system by which one library obtains a work for a user by borrowing it from another library.
a loan made by this system.

1925–30; inter- + library Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
interlibrary loan (ˌɪntəˈlaɪbrərɪ)
1.  a system by which libraries borrow publications from other libraries
2.  a.  an instance of such borrowing
 b.  a publication so borrowed

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