Most Requested Titles through Interlibrary Loan

When you process as many requests as we do at the University of South Carolina (42,964 during the 2016-2017 fiscal year!), you start to notice some trends in requesting patterns. It’s always interesting to see which books are the most popular with our patrons. Disregarding duplicate patron requests, our most frequently requested book during 2016-2017 year was Hillbilly Ellegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. It turns out we aren’t alone. The most requested book across all institutions through ILL during 2016 was Hillbilly Elegy. 

Curious about the other most requested items? Check out OCLC’s list of the top ten most requested titles through ILL. If you have extra time to read over the holiday break, feel free to place your own request for one of these titles from

-Contributed by Amie Freeman

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