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Returning ILL Items

Return ILL items the same way they are received, along with all paperwork received with the item

If the item can be returned via the Wisconsin Libraries' Delivery Service Network use a pink intersystem routing label, following the instructions at Routing Label Guidelines.

Returning Minitex Items

Minitex libraries are libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Most, but not all Minitex libraries are on the Delivery network.  If you received an item from a Mintex library in SCLS Delivery you can always return it to them via SCLS Delivery.

If unsure whether a Minitex library is on the SCLS Delivery network, follow these steps:

  • If the OCLC lender symbol on the paperwork is “MII” you can return the item via SCLS Delivery.  Attach a pink delivery slip addressed “To: Minitex,  For: Minitex” and put the item in a red bucket.
  • If the lending library is from MN, ND, or SD but the lending symbol is not MII, look up the owning library by name using the information posted on the Minitex site.
  • If the library has "Deliver via Courier" in its description, you can return the item via SCLS Delivery by addressing the pink delivery label "To: Minitex, For: Minitex."   If the library is not designated as "Deliver via Courier," you must return the item via the US Postal Service.

Example of a library on the Delivery network:

Alexandria Technical College
1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308-3707

Deliver via Courier

Example of a pink intersystem routing 

Returning SCLS Member Library Materials

Use the goldenrod SCLS routing label to return material to SCLS public libraries using SCLS Delivery.

Example of a goldenrod SCLS routing label

If the item cannot be returned using the guidelines for the pink or goldenrod labels above, return via mail, using the same type of container the item was received in, and the return mailing label received with the item.  Do not return AV items in jiffy bags.

Special instructions for Library of Congress:  Return items via FedEx or UPS. 

For more information about Interlibrary Loan, contact Jean Anderson.