Limited resources and space prevent us from acquiring everything that is published, so we buy the books and materials that most match the use and requests of our patrons. However, our library is part of a network of participating libraries which are willing to loan out materials to other libraries and we can usually borrow items we do not own from another library. This is called interlibrary loan (ILL). This service is a great way for us to expand the range of materials we can provide for you. Most items are delivered to our library in 7-14 days. The loan periods vary, but you are able to keep most items at least 4 weeks. The staff will inform you of the loan period when you pick up your item(s). The library will charge $1.50 for each item requested outside of the IA Shares delivery network. Our full Interlibrary Loan Policy can be viewed here.
If we don’t have the book (print or audio), or DVD that you are looking for, ask the staff to get it for you from another library. Requests can be made in person, by phone, or by completing the following request form.