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, genealogy, 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 a Request for ILL form at FCML's front desk. As much information as possible should be included 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 with lost materials may not request interlibrary loans until the lost materials are cleared. The Library will not process ILL requests for patrons with overdue ILL materials.

Expenses

  • Patrons are responsible for all charges assessed by the lending library, including overdue fines.

 

Failure to pick-up requested materials will result in loss of interlibrary loan privileges for the patron.

 

Duration of the Loan

 

Interlibrary loan materials are due by the date specified by the lending library. Materials must be returned by their due date to avoid additional charges. Renewals may be requested, but it is the sole decision of the lending library to renew an item.

Interlibrary Loan