The Fayette County Memorial Library recognizes that cooperative sharing of resources enables libraries to better serve the informational needs of local patrons. In this view, patrons may request materials not available in the FCML collection through Interlibrary Loan.

 

Scope

 

Any adult patron who holds a library card from FCML may make a request for an Interlibrary Loan item. 

 

Fayette County Memorial Library will not request the following materials: 

  • Items published within the last year

  • Titles owned by FCML

  • Non-circulating materials (reference, geneaology, etc.)

  • Bound periodicals (magazines)

  • Audio/Visual materials

  • Microform materials

  • Other items as designated by the lending library 

 

Requesting Materials

 

  • Patrons may request materials by filling out the Request for ILL form and returning it to FCML. Please include as much information as possible when requesting materials.

 

  • Patrons are allowed a maximum of 2 requests at any time. A request is considered active from the time it is initiated until three days after the material is returned. 

 

  • Patrons owing fines of $5.00 or more and/or lost materials may not request interlibrary loans until the fines have been reduced, a payment plan is in place, and/or the lost materials are cleared. The Library will not process ILL requests for patrons with overdue ILL materials.

 

Expenses

 

  • Patrons are responsible for return postage on all interlibrary loans at the time of pick-up.

 

  • Patrons are responsible for all charges assessed by the lending library.

 

  • Failure to pick up requested materials will result in an additional $2 charge per item.

 

Failure to pay charges will result in the revoking of interlibrary loan privileges for the patron.

 

Duration of the Loan

 

Interlibrary loan materials are due two weeks from the date they are received by FCML. Materials must be returned by their due date to avoid late charges. Renewals may be requested, but it is the sole decision of the lending library to renew an item.

Interlibrary Loan

Fayette County Memorial Library

326 Temple Avenue N

Fayette, AL 35555

webmaster@fcml.org

P: (205) 932-6625

F: (205) 932-4152

Monday-Thursday      9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday                            9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday                       CLOSED

Sunday                         CLOSED