Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have the title you're after... There is Interlibrary Loan

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.

Our library buys the books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community. Because of limited resources and space we can’t buy everything that is published, but we can usually get it from another library. This is called inter-library loan. Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries. 

If we don’t have the book, audiobook, CD, DVD, or  video that you are looking for, ask the staff to get it for you from another library.  Most of the 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 the item.  IA Shares is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of Iowa, therefore there is no fee associated with this service.  If you require the item sooner, there will be a $2.00 fee to help cover the cost of postage.

Our library uses SILO Interlibrary loan to borrow items from other Iowa libraries and OCLC Interlibrary loan to borrow items from libraries around the United States and other countries

If you are interested in borrowing a book from another library just contact us  with the book title and author.    Please let us know if you require a large print book or audio-book.  

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