For immediate release | May 31, 2024

RUSA Model Interlibrary Loan License Clause (2024)

The revised RUSA Model Interlibrary Loan License Clause (2024) has been approved and is now available for use. The model license clause was created in 2016 to advocate for more standardized and permissive language. It has been updated to include a new section on the role of the Interlibrary Loan practitioner in the negotiation process and updated language to the clause itself. The STARS Legislation & Licensing Committee encourages its use in negotiating interlibrary loan license terms with electronic resource vendors.

The ALA RUSA STARS Legislation & Licensing Committee

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more at


Ninah Moore

Program Officer-Continuing Education