Borrow Materials


How to Request Items
If you are a: Request NAL items by:
member of the general public contacting your local library
library, association or organization representative
Option 1:

submitting an interlibrary loan request through
  • OCLC (NAL's symbol: AGL) or
  • DOCLINE (NAL's library ID: MDUNAL)


Option 2:

registering for a patron ID and then

using that patron ID to request items

USDA employee

registering for a patron ID and then

using that patron ID to request items:




Fees for Requesting Items
If you are a: Fees:
member of the general public determined by your local library
library, association, organization or federal agency representative
if invoiced through National Technical Information Service (NTIS) $25
if paid through OCLC’s Interlibrary Loan Fee Management Service (IFM) $18
if a member of an exempted group $0

USDA employee $25




When Items Will Be Delivered
Standard requests Two business days from receipt of request
Rush requests Not available




How Items Will Be Delivered
You can choose from the following delivery options:
E-mail attachment PDF sent as an attachment to an e-mail
Post to Web Link to document sent in an e-mail
Mail Item sent via standard mail
Ariel System limited to libraries