Some libraries we borrow from may charge an additional fee.
How long will it take for my book to get here?
It depends. If you are getting a Zip Book, it is likely to arrive within the week -- and sometimes in just a couple of days. When items come from other library systems, they may take some time to arrive, generally one or two weeks, sometimes a month. For difficult items it may take longer.
Materials such as entire issues of magazines, rare or valuable books, reference books, genealogy or microforms can be difficult to borrow. Be sure to let us know if your request should be cancelled if not filled by a certain date.
How long can I have the book, and can I renew an Interlibrary Loan book?
The library that owns the item sets the due date, tells us whether you can renew it, and may specify in-library use only for certain special books. Any request for renewal should be made 2-3 days in advance of the due date.
We will make every effort to borrow from libraries that do not charge. When this is not possible and only with your prior agreement, we will borrow from libraries that charge a fee. Any charges you have chosen to incur must be paid before checking out the material.