Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Policy (ILL)

If the Stilwell Public Library does not have certain material requested by a patron, the librarians will be glad to request the sought-after materials from SILO (State of Iowa Libraries Online).

Limits: Patrons will be limited to 3 items requested at one time. The total amount could go up to 5 items depending on the type of materials and usage intended. For example: a school teacher could request up to 5 items when used for a class unit. When those items are returned by the patron, more items can be requested.  There is no cap on the amount of items a person may request in the course of a fiscal year (July-June).

Circulation Period:  The circulation period is set by the lending library. Renewals are up to the discretion of the lending library. If a renewal is requested by a patron, we will e-mail the lending library and request an extension; then contact the patron with the answer.  Every effort will be made to accommodate Book Clubs, Teachers, Students, and Homeschollers.

Patrons will be contacted up to 2 times when an item is received at the library and contact dates will be noted in the patron record. If the item(s) is not picked up by the patron by the date due, the patron will be charged the full cost of the return postage.

Patrons will be charged $2.00 for each item requested to help defray the cost of return postage.

Approved:  December 09, 2020