Greenwood County Library System
What do I need? To request an item on Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you must have a valid library card that is free of fees exceeding $5.00.
What can I borrow? Through ILL, you may request books, microforms, and photocopies of articles. We are unable to borrow books that are less than one year old, books that are in high demand, reference books, books that we already own, CDs or DVDs.
What does it cost? There is a charge for the postage which can cost $2.00 or more. Postage fees must be paid when you pick up the book. If you fail to pick up your requested item(s), this cost will be charged to your library account.
How long does it take? It usually takes 2-4 weeks to locate, order, and receive items.
How long can I borrow materials? You are given a two-week borrowing period for ILLs. Since ILLs may not be renewed, please pick up your item(s) as soon as possible. This enables you to take advantage of the full borrowing period allowed. Overdue charges for ILLs are $1.00 per day, per item.
How do I request an ILL? To request an item on ILL, go to the Reference Desk at the Greenwood County Library, or the Circulation Desk at the Ninety Six Branch Library or the Ware Shoals Community Library Branch, and say that you want to get an ILL. We can help you fill out the form.*There is a limit of 10 requests at one time.*
Also if you prefer, you may email your ILL request to Julie Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a book request, please supply the title, author, date of publication, your name, library card number and phone number or email address.
For an article, please supply the title of the article, title of the journal/magazine, volume number, date (include month & day if applicable), and page number(s). Also include your name, library card number and phone number or email address.
Please include the statement, "I agree to pay the postage fee" in your email. If you need an item by a certain date, please specify that date. However, we are unable to get items in less than a week's time. If you have questions, please call the Reference Desk at 941-4655.