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How do I stop my library from getting International Requests?

  • Your institution does not want to lend items internationally.
Applies to
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
  • Tipasa
  • ILLiad

Follow the steps below to create a deflection policy for the Profiled Group Libraries outside of US.

  1. Log in to the ILL Policies Directory.
  2. Go to the Policies tab.
  3. In the Deflections section, click the Add button to create a new deflection policy.
  4. Enter a Policy Name, select the Request type of Loan, and select the Deflection type of Enable Real Time Deflection.
  5. In the Borrowers section, specify to Include the group Libraries outside of US.
  6. You can optionally add a Note about your deflection policy. Then click Save.


In the Profile section of the OCLC Policies Directory, your Profile tab may still list you as lending materials internationally. Following the below steps will change  your profile tab to say None as an “International Lender.

  1. Login to the ILL Policies Directory.
  2. Go to the Policies Tab.
  3. Edit all of your Loan and Copies policies.
  4. Under Location, select Include, then select your country (for example, United States). You will be listed as None in the International Lender section of the Policies Directory if you do this for all of your Loans and Copies policies.
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