Re: RARA-AVIS: Goodis trading

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 13 Aug 2001 wrote:

> Dixon writes,
> Also: have you tried Interlibrary Loan? I don't believe I've ever tried
> this with this particular Goodis title, but was somewhat successful with
> some other material. A university system would be more likely to fill the
> bill, but I'm not associated with a university any longer.
> I was actually thinking of interlibrary loan through your local public library.
> With online searches that are statewide, even regional, they can sometimes cast
> a big net. Also, don't be reluctant to approach a university or even community
> college near you--often they're willing to support independent scholars. Or get
> to know someone employed there who will front for you.

Good words, and thanks for plugging libraries.

Actually, most libraries now use OCLC/WorldCat for their interlibrary loans. WorldCat is a national database and lets us see what's where, in the US and outside of the US. So with a few keystrokes we can search the libraries of the US and (usually) borrow books from anywhere.

If you're looking for a particular title I'd be happy to do a search for you on WorldCat.


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