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Can we change where my library appears on the System-Wide Lender List or Preferred Lender List?

[Lender Lists & ERTI Smart-build] The ERTI Smart-build within the SHAREit software uses a library's primary Preferred and secondary System-wide Lender Lists to organize lender codes based on recommendations from BC ELN, InterLINK and Public Libraries Branch (more info).

In general, Lender Lists are organized to prioritize lending by library-type from smallest-to-largest library (by Community Size or FTE) in order to disperse requests across all libraries within the BCUC consortia. Requests are first always sent to any available libraries with the same library-type (eg. Public-to-Public). Libraries with smaller collections are also given the opportunity to lend items first; allowing libraries serving larger communities to continue to receive significant request numbers (due to larger collections) without being overwhelmed.

Libraries should not make changes to their current Preferred Lender List which is located under your Staff Dashboard > ILL Admin > Preferred Lender List field unless recommended. And libraries cannot make changes to the secondary System-wide lender list which can be viewed under Staff Dashboard > ILL Admin > Participant Record > System Wide.

Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or feedback about your current placement on the lender lists!

More Information:

Lender Lists are designed to apply equitable load-leveling to best ensure that ILL requests are evenly distributed to lenders across the entire Illume system. So how does it do this?

  • Preferred Lender Lists: The Preferred or primary lender list is used by the software to organize lender codes for your same library-type (Public or Post-secondary) only. Additionally Preferred Lender Lists are optimized by library-type as follows:
    • Post-secondary Libraries: Post-secondary preferred lender lists are optimized for Non-returnable (copy) materials (eg. Journal Articles) as this is the majority of their requesting. Requests created by post-secondary libraries will first try all other available academic libraries from smallest-to-largest library by BC ELN FTE, regardless of geographic location or institution-type (eg. College or University). Recommended Copy Preferred Lender Lists are provided to post-secondary institutions via the Illume Support website here:
    • Public Libraries: Public preferred lender lists are optimized geographically for physical Returnable (loan) materials (eg. Print Books) as this is the majority of their requesting. Requests created by public libraries will first try all other available public libraries from smallest-to-largest library within your geographic community. More information available here:
  • System-wide Lender List: The secondary "back-up" System-wide Lender List is only used to organize lending for libraries that aren't the same library type.
    • Post-secondary Libraries: Any available Public library lenders will be added after post-secondary lenders based on the system-wide lender list. This is because public libraries are not included in your primary academic Preferred Lender List. This means that only the back-up System-wide lender list will be used to pull in any Public library lender codes, from smallest-to-largest library after any academic lender codes are found.
    • Public Libraries: Any available Post-secondary library lenders will be added after public lenders based on the system-wide lender list. This is because post-secondary libraries are not included in your primary public Preferred Lender List. This means that only the back-up System-wide lender list will be used to pull in any Post-secondary library lender codes, from smallest-to-largest library after any public lender codes are found. *By request, exceptions have been made for unique collection libraries (eg. Yukon University) to be considered Lenders of Last Resort for public libraries and may be located at the end of public library lender lists instead of by FTE.
    • Your recommended primary Preferred Lender List always over-rides the back-up consortial System-Wide Lender List!

Secondary System-wide Lender List order for Post-secondary & Public Libraries

** Reminder that for libraries of the same library-type (eg. Public-to-Public) you will always use your primary Preferred Lender List first which prioritizes requests to go to your same library-type first! **

Post-Secondary Libraries
Your Public Library Lender Order is below. This order will be updated soon according to 2021 census data.
For your Academic library order check your Preferred Lender List instead.
  Public Libraries
Your Post-secondary Library Lender Order is below.
For your Public library order check your Preferred Lender List instead.
Library SHAREit Code Library Name      Library SHAREit Code Library Name
BRHSP Radium Hot Springs Public Library   BMN Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
BTA Taylor Public Library   BVAE Emily Carr University of Art + Design
BABM Alert Bay Public Library   BBAC Alexander College
BGRE Greenwood Public Library   BDCN Northern Lights College
BKAS Kaslo & District Public Library   BTEN Coast Mountain College (Terrace)
BIN Invermere Public Library   BPRC Coast Mountain College (Prince Rupert)
BGRZ Granisle Public Library   BCRK College of the Rockies
FSJA Fort St. James Public Library   BRCZ Royal Roads University
BHH Hudson's Hope Public Library   BCOM North Island College
BBI Bowen Public Library   BCS Selkirk College
BFRL Fraser Lake Public Library   BUCW University Canada West
BLP Lillooet Area Public Library   BPGC College of New Caledonia
BMB McBride Public Library   BPGCQ College of New Caledonia
VALE Valemount Public Library   BPGCB College of New Caledonia
BSP Stewart Public Library   BPGCM College of New Caledonia
BSA Salmo Public Library   BPGCV College of New Caledonia
BR Rossland Public Library   BPGCF College of New Caledonia
BPI Pender Island Public Library   BPGU University of Northern British Columbia
BM Midway Public Library   BKOC Okanagan College
BVDH Vanderhoof Public Library   BVAC Capilano University
BH Houston Public Library   BNM Vancouver Island University
BMK Mackenzie Public Library   BVAV Vancouver Community College
BNA Nakusp Public LIbrary   BCLF University of the Fraser Valley
BSPA Sparwood Public Library   BVAL Langara College
BCHE Chetwynd Public Library   BVIC Camosun College
BELK Elkford Public Library   BKCC Thompson Rivers University
BPE Pemberton & District Public Library   BNWD Douglas College
BPOC Pouce Coupe Public Library   BSKC Kwantlen Polytechnic University
BHA Hazelton District Public Library   BBIT BC Institute of Technology
BGF Grand Forks & District Public Library   BVIV University of Victoria
BFBV Beaver Valley Public Library   BVAS Simon Fraser University
BS Smithers Public Library   BVAU University of British Columbia
BTR Tumbler Ridge Public Library   BLTW *Trinity Western University
BF Fernie Public Library   BVAJI *Justice Institute of British Columbia
BGI Gibsons & District Public Library   YWC *Yukon University
BKI Kimberley Public Library      
BBUL Burns Lake Public Library      
BFN Fort Nelson Public Library      
BPRD Powell River Public Library      
BGSI Salt Spring Island Public Library      
BT Trail & District Public Library      
BNE Nelson Public Library      
BSE Sechelt Public Library      
BW Whistler Public Library      
BSQ Squamish Public Library      
BKIT Kitimat Public Library      
BCRE Creston Public Library      
BTE Terrace Public Library      
BPR Prince Rupert Public Library      
BCR Cranbrook Public Library      
BPMP Port Moody Public Library      
BCD Castlegar & District Public Library      
BFSJ Fort St. John Public Library      
BDC Dawson Creek Municipal Library      
BP Penticton Public Library      
BPG Prince George Public Library      
BNV North Vancouver City Library      
BCOQ Coquitlam Public Library      
BWLC Cariboo Regional District Library      
BSUR Surrey Libraries      
BNVD North Vancouver District Public Library      
BNVI Vancouver Island Regional Library      
BNW New Westminster Public Library      
BKCT Thompson-Nicola Regional Library      
BRIZ Richmond Public Library      
BWV West Vancouver Memorial Library      
BKO Okanagan Regional Library      
BB Burnaby PublicLibrary      
BVI Greater Victoria Public Library      
BABF Fraser Valley Regional Library      
BVA Vancouver Public Library      
BBGV *InterLINK Public Library System      
BVAY *Decoda Literacy BC      
*Some libraries with unique collections (eg. InterLINK Media or JIBC) have been moved to lenders of last resort on the secondary System-wide lender list.


Have any questions/concerns? Please contact us for assistance!