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Statewide Resource Sharing

Resource sharing platform: FLIN SHAREit

The Division of Library and Information Services and the Florida Library Information Network are pleased to offer a statewide resource sharing system for Florida’s libraries. 

FLIN SHAREit allows libraries across Florida to display participating libraries' catalogs to patrons and manage interlibrary loans through a single shared system that works with every ILS. 

FLIN SHAREit uses a Z39.50 connection to check each catalog in turn to see if a library owns the requested item, whether it is currently available and whether that library is willing to loan the item through Inter-Library Loan (ILL). This makes it possible for patrons from all types of libraries throughout the state to discover and request the items that they need.

For libraries that lack a live connection and would like to participate, FLIN SHAREit can check a union database to see if a requested item is listed.



Apply online

You can apply for FLIN SHAREit online

More information on FLIN SHAREit

As the name indicates, participation will be tied to being a current FLIN (Florida Library Information Network) member.

FLIN (Florida Library Information Network)

FLIN is a statewide, cooperative network of Florida libraries that agree to provide loans of circulating returnables (i.e., books) to other FLIN members at no charge.

Read more about FLIN, or download the FLIN Manual (PDF). 

Statewide courier

The Florida Library Delivery Service:

  • Provides pickup and delivery of interlibrary loan materials among over 200 libraries throughout Florida.
  • Florida libraries who are members of the Florida Library Information Network (FLIN) are eligible to participate.
  • Is co-managed by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) and the Division of Library and Information Services.

Benefits for staff

  • Tailor the user experience with a highly customizable site.
  • Set your own lending policies.
  • Map your collections so you only get requests for items you can lend.
  • Choose your level of request mediation.
  • Run picklists showing call numbers and availability.
  • Download MARC records for copy cataloging.

Benefits for patrons

  • Access to millions of items from dozens of libraries.
  • Ability to log in using their local library credentials.
  • Can place and track their own requests.

Contact us

Bureau of Library and Network Services
State Library of Florida
[email protected]

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.