Interlending services have become a fact of life in the
library world. However, interlending systems differ from
one country to another especially in charging practices.
The ways in which interlending is organised in the United
Kingdom, France and Nordic Countries are examined.
Various aspects of charging for document supply in the
above countries are assessed.
A survey focusing on charging for document supply was
conducted among 185 French and UK libraries.
The results reinforced the idea that in France and in the
United Kingdom, charging for interloans particularly
photocopies, is a common practice.
Recommendations for libraries intending to charge for
inter-library loans are made on the results of the study.
A Master's Dissertation. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the award of the Master of Arts degree of the Loughborough University of Technology.