The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1757112
Posted By: Rapparee
10-Jun-06 - 10:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Bee Dubya could just wait for the next hurricane and WHOOSH! it's gone away!

Most of my books aren't duplicated in the Library, and I buy those I want to own (i.e., I'll read them several times, use them for reference, etc.).

When I was in grad school the first time I tried to borrow a book from the Library of Congress on ILL. I took down all the pertinent information from the old National Union Catalog and submitted the request to the ILL librarian. He confirmed that I was a grad student and therefore eligible to borrow from LC, I told him that the book was NOT available in the University Library, and he turned and walked away to submit it, turned in mid-stride, and said, "No. I'm not going to submit this. For one thing, I doubt that LC will send their Gutenberg Bible on ILL and for another, even if they did we can't afford the security."

Well, I tried.