ILL, the verb

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 28 06:29:02 UTC 2013

Here is a start. This volume was probably published in 1995.

Title: Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory
Edition: Fifth Edition
Author: Leslie R. Morris
Year: 1995
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers
Page: 574 according to GB
(Google Books snippet; Data may be inaccurate; Should be verified on paper)

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RPJCB is not part of the Brown U. Library System. They do not ILL, but
will microfilm.
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On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> At 1/27/2013 12:33 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>>I would suggest searching for "ILL" in its inflected forms, with and
>>without hyphens, in conjunction with "interlibrary or inter
>>library."  But note that this is a predominantly oral term that
>>probably does not get used in formal library literature all that much.
>>Fred Shapiro
> I had tried "ILL'd".  ("ILLs" and "ILLing" feel like they have less
> potential.)  But one problem with "ILL'd" is that GBooks ignores
> punctuation, so that it finds, for example, "the transit expenses of
> ILL; (d) ...".  Also, GBooks seems to be treating searches specifying
> "A' "B" as "find a page with A OR B" rather than "A AND B".  And one
> still gets instances of noun or attributive use, whereas I am asking
> for verbal use.
> I do see "If you wish to view the papers, your local library can
> inter-library loan these on microfilm from the State Historical
> Society of Missouri", but I specifically want the abbreviation --
> "your local library can ILL these ...".
> Joel
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