The Library offers an InterLibrary Loan service, also known as ILL, that allows patrons to borrow books that are not available in our collection or at other PINES libraries. Through the WorldShare Network, we are able to provide our patrons access to materials from libraries and institutions throughout the United States. The InterLibrary Loan request form is available at the Adult Services desk.
Patrons are responsible for any fees or postage associated with an InterLibrary Loan and must have a valid PINES card in good standing (no fines or fees) in order to replace a request.
InterLibrary Loan borrowing privileges of patrons who accumulate overdue fines or fees will be suspended until sufficient payments are made to reduce the overdue balance to zero. Failure to return InterLibrary loan items on time may result in the suspension of the requesting patron’s library borrowing privileges. Items must be returned to the Adult Services Department. Book deposits (book drops) are not to be used when returning ILL items.
Patrons requesting ILL items must present their valid PINES card at the time of the pick-up. Exception: A parent picking up an ILL item for their child may present the child’s card at the time of pick-up.
What is not available through the loans?
- Non-book items (CDs, DVDs, maps, magazines, newspapers)
- Popular authors and/or newest titles (we suggest request these items for purchase)
What is available through the loans?
- Print books
- Photocopies (newspapers, magazines, journal articles)