Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan


  • The library recognizes that sharing materials among libraries is an important element in the provision of library service. The library adheres to the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and recognizes its responsibilities with respect to prevailing copyright laws. Patrons availing themselves of interlibrary loan services must also respect the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, as well as prevailing copyright laws.
  • Adult card holders (Garwood patrons only) in good standing are eligible to make interlibrary loan requests. The loan period for interlibrary loans is 28 days. An interlibrary loan may be recalled at any time at the discretion of the lending library.
  • The fine for overdue interlibrary loan items is $.25 per day per item. Any expenses incurred as a result of obtaining an interlibrary loan, except shipping costs, are payable by the patron.  Any charges for lost or damaged interlibrary loan materials will be those specified by the lending library. Any delay in resolving these charges will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges with respect to both interlibrary loans and materials from the library’s own collection.
  • A patron may have no more than five interlibrary loans active at any one time. An interlibrary loan is considered active from the time a request is submitted by the patron until the time it is returned to the lending library.
  • Interlibrary loans are made at the Circulation Desk. See desk for details.