Inter-lending and document supply (ILDS)

The Inter-Network Collaboration (INC) scheme is a reciprocal inter-library loan and document supply scheme for NHS libraries in England.

Libraries are members of these geographical networks:

  1. EDEN (East of England)
  2. LENDS (London)
  3. MIDS (Midlands)
  4. PANDDA (North)
  5. SENDS (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
  6. SWIMS (South)

Libraries may also be members of subscription based inter-library collaborative schemes such as NULJ or PLCS.

Networks Rota Scheme Information Scheme contacts

Details of the networks are below

NetworkJournal LinkNon Participants
Journals
Book LinkNon Participants
Books
Where to find library contact detailsHow to ascertain current ability to supply and last resorts
EDEN
[East of England]
ELMS catalogue

Select "journal title" from drop-down.
CMELMS catalogueBED, BHL,CM, CMA, GY, HEM, HRP, NH, NN, PW, STA
(others are discretionary)
HLISDStatus Page
(also available in ELMS catalogue under Links)
SENDS
[Kent, Surrey & Sussex]
SouthEastLibrarySearch SBUF
KMSHA
SouthEastLibrarySearchKMSHAHLISDCurrent Statuses
LENDS
[London]
LAWMUNION CatalogueLAWMUNION CatalogueGEO
NPH
LAWMUNION Catalogue
HLISD
Red = Do Not Use
Pink = Supply from electronic journals only
MIDS
[Midlands]
LAWMUNION CatalogueGOO
EBH
SOL
Not participating in book loaningN/ALAWMUNION Catalogue
HLISD
Red = Do Not Use
Pink = Supply from electronic journals only
PANDDA
[North]
Journal HoldingsArthritis Research UK
Liverpool
Medical Institution
North Wales Library Service (Bangor)
The Brain Charity
University of Chester (All sites)
OPAC Links for the NorthSee list of libraries able to supply book ILLs in final column.Within PANDDA Database
HLISD
Libraries able to supply books
SWIMS
[South + Channel Islands]
SWIMS Catalogue

(For journals conduct a basic search or an advanced title search and use the material type filter on the right if helpful. Please ignore the status 'Unavailable' if you see it.)
SWIMS CatalogueHLISDLast resorts and statuses webpage

Rota

Approach networks in this order:

Own Network123456
EDENEDENPANDDASWIMSLENDSMIDSSENDS
SENDSSENDSSWIMSMIDSLENDSPANDDAEDEN
LENDSLENDSMIDSSENDSEDENSWIMSPANDDA
MIDSMIDSLENDSEDENPANDDASENDSSWIMS
PANDDAPANDDAEDENSWIMSSENDSMIDSLENDS
SWIMSSWIMSSENDSPANDDAEDENMIDSLENDS

Library staff should carry out the normal source checks for all articles.

Copyright Fee Paid (CFP) articles should only be requested under certain circumstances or as a last resort. See the copyright page for more information.

Important information about using the scheme:

  • Use the  good practice guidelines, and any regional or local protocols for supplementary information.  See the  summary/training aid.
  • State your network and network code clearly when requesting from another network.
  • Check whether a potential supplying library has last resort status (see last column in the grid above) and apply elsewhere if possible.
  • Treat LENDS and MIDS as separate networks. Other networks should ignore the ‘Request publication’ option on the Lawmunion catalogue.
  • In your library record on HLISD please do not select the other networks in the INC scheme – please only list the collaborative networks of which you are a member.

Scheme Contacts

Contact your network lead for more information if you encounter any problems using the scheme, or have any suggestions for improvements:

NetworkContactEmail Address
EDENBeverley Walshbeverley.walsh1@nhs.net
SENDSJulie Stoppanij.stoppani@nhs.net
LENDSHélène Gorringhelene.gorring@hee.nhs.uk
MIDSRichard Bridgenrichard.bridgen@hee.nhs.uk
PANDDASue Steelesue.steele@pat.nhs.uk
SWIMSMorag Evansmorag.evans@dchft.nhs.uk