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What is the difference between a copy and a loan?

Applies to
  • WorldShare ILL
  • Tipasa
  • ILLiad

A copy is an article or Article Exchange request. A loan is a book or a physical item like a video or dvd.
In requests, the difference between a loan and copy request is that the former marks a returnable, whereas the latter does not need to be returned.

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