This study examines interlibrary lending in Britain and through comparison it
provides suggestions for more effective and efficient interlibrary lending in Kenya.
Detailed information on the infrastructure of the British interlibrary lending system
is provided. A questionnaire survey of the public, academic and special libraries
gave information on use of BLDSC, regional library bureaux and cooperative
schemes, the volume of interlibrary lending transactions, extent of use of
catalogues and guides, online services and transport schemes in
lending. Also the common problems of interlending were
Recommendations are made against a background of the infrastructure of Kenyan
libraries and relevant legislation.
A Masters Dissertation, submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts degree of Loughborough University