Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Kentucky Resource Sharing

​​KDLA supports all types of libraries in the Commonwealth in their missions of providing information to their customers: the citizens. This is accomplished by partne​ring with the Kentucky Virtual Library and by supporting basic resource sharing programs through these services:​

OCLC WorldShare Res​​​​ource Sharing

Most libraries in the Commonwealth are part of a group which uses OCLC WorldShare resource sharing services under the auspices of KDLA. As the administrator for this group, KDLA has paid all fees associated with OCLC resource sharing activity for these Kentucky public libraries since 1990. These fees provide access to the OCLC WorldCat  Discovery system and the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan system.

For more information about this aspect of the Program, contact Debbie Hibbard at 502.564.8378.

Kentucky Union L​​ist of Serials

For over thirty years, the Kentucky Union List of Serials, or KULS, has collected and shared detailed information about holdings of magazines and research journals in Kentucky libraries. For interlibrary loan, KULS work provides information about which libraries in Kentucky hold the titles and volumes your library's users need.

For information about contributing or updating holdings, contact Cathy Crum at or 502.564.8373.

Resource Sha​​ring Support

Staff at KDLA are available to provide support to all types of libraries in all aspects of interlibrary loan.

  • Questions about ILL lending and borrowing: 502.564.8306.
  • Questions ILL lending and borrowing from KDLA's collections: 502.564.8306.

Resource Shar​ing Training

For over a decade, KDLA has provided free of charge training related directly and indirectly to resource sharing activities.

Questions about this training and other continuing education opportunities should be directed to Alicia McGrath at 502.564.1727.