INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICES

Your library is happy to borrow books or photocopies of magazine articles from other libraries at our patron's request.  The person requesting the service must be a registered patron/customer of the Crawford Public Library. 

Generally almost any material is available.  However, most libraries will not loan full copies of magazines, old or rare books, sets of books, maps, manuscripts, or audiovisual materials.   Copyright law restricts how much of any magazine a person may request; however a full article from a single title is available.  Patrons should check NebraskaAccess online to see if the article they want is available there first.  NebraskaAccess and other magazine article sources are available from within the library as well as at the user's home computer.  Check with the librarian for further information.  Also check the library's web site under "Databases/Indexes."

Most items take from a week to 10 days to transmit the order and then receive the material.  In some cases, it may take longer depending on what library holds the requested material and how far away they are.  The OCLC Interlibrary Loan Service used by the library involves over 4,000 libraries of all types, so there is a relatively good chance that the material will be available somewhere.

The cost of Interlibrary Loan Service is usually (a) return postage paid by the borrower for book materials, and (b) ten cents per page for photocopied material.  If the library lending the material invokes a larger charge, we will be notified and will check with the borrower to see if they wish to pay the additional fee.   

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