Resource Sharing

Southeastern has several resource sharing services available for member libraries and their patrons. We place loan requests in OCLC for governing members that do not participate in the OCLC Interlibrary Loan system. We also place requests on behalf of all members for health / medical books and articles. These requests are subsidized by the Medical Information Services Program (MISP) at no cost to the borrower. Southeastern manages a virtual union catalog—Southeastern Access to Libraries (SEAL)—which includes holdings from several hundred public, school, college, special and hospital libraries. SEAL incorporates an email-based interlibrary loan system that facilitates resource sharing between regional participants.

Links to our Services:

MISP is a program that allows New Yorkers to access medical and health-related information for free. We utilize MISP funds to process ILL requests on behalf of libraries.

SEAL is a free resource sharing platform for Southeastern libraries. For information on the SEAL system, as well as guidelines for joining and use, please visit

Southeastern ILL referral form: We place ILL requests for member libraries using OCLC and DOCLINE. Medical or health-related items can be received at no cost to the borrowing library. Use this form to provide us with citation and borrowing details.  

Regional ILL Code (.pdf): The regional code regulating resource sharing between the members of our 8 county system.

Regional ILL Procedures (.pdf): The borrowing and loan procedures for resource sharing in the Southeastern region.

Guest and Community Borrowing guide: A directory of the guest and community borrowing policies for academic libraries in the Southeastern region. Entries also indicate whether each library includes on-site access to their materials.

See our resources page for information on general ILL procedures and practices.