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Request Materials - Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find what you are looking for?  If an item is not in our SALS/MVLS catalog, Crandall Public Library may be able to borrow it for you from a library outside our system.

Who may request Interlibrary Loans?

Adults with a permanent library card in good standing may place a request.

What may I request?

Books and copies of articles.

How long does it take?

Most items arrive within 2 to 3 weeks of the date of the request.

What is the loan period?

Loans are determined by the lending library, and will be for 2 or 4 weeks. Renewals are not standard procedure for Interlibrary Loans. 

How much does it cost?

We always attempt to obtain loans at no cost if possible. In some cases, materials are available only at libraries that charge for the loan. If there is a charge, we will contact you to determine whether you are willing to pay for the loan.

What are my responsibilities?

You are responsible for returning borrowed items by the due date, and for any charges that may result from loss or damage to the borrowed items. Interlibrary loan items must be picked up and returned to Crandall Public Library.

How do I request an item?

Stop at the Reference Desk or call (518) 792-6508 ext. 3.