What is EFTS?
EFTS is an online billing system for interlibrary loan (ILL) transactions that collects an ILL charge from a borrowing library, on behalf of the lending library, and pays it to the lender, less a 10% transaction fee.
- Participating libraries are able to exchange funds for the payment of ILLs instead of creating their own invoices and writing checks to each other.
- EFTS only processes the financial component of ILL transactions between a borrower and a lender, using ILL transaction information provided to EFTS by the lender.
- The National Library of Medicine (NLM) DOCLINE platform is the preferred service to match a lender with a borrower.
- The fulfillment of the ILL by the lender is managed outside of EFTS and DOCLINE, by the lender.
EFTS welcomes libraries with an active DOCLINE registration (LIBid).
For more information on EFTS, please view the MLA EFTS information page.
Launch of EFTS powered by MLA
MLA is collaborating with the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and NLM to transition EFTS currently operated by UCHC to the new MLA EFTS.
For a detailed timeline of the launch of EFTS powered by MLA, please view the transition timeline page.
Access to EFTS
|My library has an “active” status
|Proceed to login
|My library has a "registration in process" status
|Proceed to login
|My library is "not registered"
|Contact your ILL manager or library director to request an MLA User Agreement (note - a USA 275 activation fee is charged for all new EFTS accounts)
|I don't know the status of my library
|Check the EFTS current status of all DOCLINE libraries
|I don't know my login
|Log into EFTS using your MLANET login. If you do not have an MLANET login or have trouble login in, please contact EFTS customer support.