interlibrary loan

Origin of interlibrary loan

First recorded in 1925–30; inter- + library
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British Dictionary definitions for interlibrary loan

interlibrary loan

noun
  1. a system by which libraries borrow publications from other libraries
    1. an instance of such borrowing
    2. a publication so borrowed
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