Interlibrary Loans

  • Interlibrary loans are either books that are borrowed from other libraries for use by our patrons OR books from our collection that are loaned to other libraries for use by their patrons.
  • To place an Interlibrary Loan request, patrons should click on “Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)” under Tools (the second column) on the library web-site.
  • Patrons may request ILL renewals by following the prompts once they are signed in.
  • ILL books are shelved alphabetically by patron last name on the ILL Hold Shelf.
  • De-sensitize all ILL books as you check them out. Have the patron sign and date the checkout slip. Place the checkout slip in the box top below the ILL Hold Shelf.
  • When ILL books are returned, simply place them on the appropriate shelf in the pre-shelving area. There is no other checkin procedure at the circulation desk. Do NOT return them to the ILL Hold Shelf.
  • If someone asks to pick up an ILL during business hours and there are none available for them, check with the ILL staff in the back room to see if they have yet to bring books received that day out to the Hold shelf.
  • Some ILL materials are restricted to in-library-use-only, typically microfilm materials. There is a Hold area below the regular ILL Hold Shelf for such materials. These materials should be placed back in this area when they are returned unless the patron specifically says they are done with them. It the patron IS done with them, the materials should be placed on the ILL shelf in the pre-shelving area for return shipment.