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|Interlibrary Loan of Published Collection
Selected books may be borrowed through interlibrary loan. In order to request to borrow a published title, please contact the interlibrary loan department of your local public, college, or university library. We are not able to lend a title if it is too fragile, rare, etc. The book is sent to your library and must be used only in your library. Requests may be made on OCLC or ALA loan request forms. The Library is a member of OCLC and the Rolling Prairie Library System; holdings information is available through our online catalog and OCLC First Search. Photographs, films, microfiche, manuscripts, and Lincoln materials are not available for loan.
Interlibrary Loan Policy
OCLC Symbol: JFK
NUC Code: IHi
Member of the Rolling Prairie Library System (RPLS); ILLINET; LVIS; OCLC.
All requests for interlibrary loan must be made via OCLC or
ALA-approved interlibrary loan request forms. We do accept faxed
requests of ALA forms. NO IN-HOUSE FORMS, PHOTOCOPIES
OF FORMS, OR TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
All loaned material must be restricted to LIBRARY USE
ONLY by the borrowing library. The loan period for
materials is one month from the date sent. A renewal of two
weeks is available if the material has not been reserved by
We send all published materials in a shipping
box. All material must be returned in a SHIPPING BOX.
Padded envelopes are not acceptable. Systems should leave the
materials in the shipping box until it reaches its final destination.
There is no charge for loans that are sent via ILDS to ILLINET Member Libraries, and we participate in Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS). Reimbursement of postage and insurance charges is required for all other loans. We also participate in the OCLC ILL automatic payment (IFM).
Items returned through the U.S. mail must be insured for the amount indicated on the form included with the material. Charges for services are also indicated on the form. This is the only invoice you will receive. A copy of that form should be returned with the material.
The condition, value, and frequency of in-house use determine
the availability of material for most loans. Reference books,
periodicals, maps, broadsides, manuscripts, photographs, and
items from the Lincoln Collection are not available
for loan. Upon receipt of a request, we determine if the title
is able to be loaned.
Photocopies of print materials are available except for material in poor condition. Photocopies are provided at 25 cents per copy plus postage with a minimum charge of $1.00.