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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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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Main Entry:  interlibrary loan
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a system of book borrowing set up between or among libraries for the use of their customers's 21st Century Lexicon
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Other libraries should be able to obtain copies via interlibrary loan.
Joe, see your local librarian about what is available on interlibrary loan.
But perhaps one or two will be unfamiliar but you can get the volume through
  interlibrary loan.
Luckily, interlibrary loan services can usually make up for any local
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