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Article Exchange

Article Exchange provides a single secure location where lending libraries can place requested articles for interlibrary loan. It allows users to upload files for pickup anywhere in the world. Only authorized users will be able to download the file.

The OCLC Article Exchange document-sharing site is accessible from within WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and through an ILLiad Addon.

Once a user drops off a file, they will receive a URL and password with which the file can be retrieved anywhere in the world.

Once the file has been picked up for the first time, it will remain available on this site for 30 days. After 30 days, the file will be removed. A file can be picked up a maximum of five times for each URL/password combination. Files that are never picked up will be removed after 30 days.


  • Article Exchange workflow
    Find information about the lender process, borrower process, and patron process using Article Exchange in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.
  • Technical requirements
    Find information about technical requirements and supported file types for Article Exchange in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.



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