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How do I order a book from another library?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a library service that allows library users to borrow materials not owned by the Charlotte County Library System. The library will attempt to obtain these materials for you by borrowing them from other libraries throughout Florida and the United States. The loan of ILL material is determined by the lending library.
Ask any staff member for assistance with placing an ILL request.  Please allow at least 3-6 weeks for processing and receipt of each request.  There is a limit of 3 ILL requests per library card.  You will be notified by telephone when the materials arrive.  You will be notified if the request cannot be filled.  There is no fee if the item can be borrowed from a library within Florida.  If the book is found elsewhere in the country, a $5.00 charge would be asked to complete the transaction.  

Loan Period
The loan period varies as the due date for each item is determined by the lending library. The due date will be on the white sticker attached to the item when you pick it up. The white sticker must remain on the item until it is returned.

If at any time the lending library requests return of an ILL item, you will be notified and asked to return it immediately.

Lost Book Charges
The borrower of ILL material is responsible for returning the items. You will be charged for any lost or damaged materials as determined by the lending library.

Returning materials on time is very important. All materials borrowed through ILL should be returned by the due date to the Circulation Desk of the library where they were picked up. Call your local branch for more information.