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Relationships With Other Libraries


The staff of Carsonville Public Library will do its best to obtain materials not found within the collection of Carsonville Public Library. Requests will be taken for items of all format, including books, audio materials, videos, microfilm, magazine/journal articles and other. No request can be guaranteed; patrons will be notified if, for some reason, their requests cannot be filled. The delivery date of Interlibrary Loan items cannot be guaranteed. The library is unable to specify how long it will take to process and deliver Interlibrary Loan requests. Those patrons wishing to obtain materials via Interlibrary Loan must have a card that is in good standing. No requests will be accepted without a library card.
When InterLibrary Loans are received and processed, patrons will be notified immediately by phone or mail. Interlibrary loans will be held until the due date posted on them. Items that are not picked up by the due date will be returned to the lending library and the postage fee will be attached to the patron's library card record. Patrons are encouraged to call the Interlibrary Loan Department if they are unable to pick up the items within the specified time limit.
The fee for InterLibrary Loan requests is the cost of shipping the items. Each patron will be asked to pay the postage/shipping costs when they pick up the items. Patrons will be made aware of the cost when requests are made, but payment will not be accepted until the item has arrived. Patrons requesting copies of magazines or journal articles do not have to pay postage fee since these items are faxed to the library. Instead they will have to pay the cost of photocopying these items.
Interlibrary Loan items may be checked out for the period specified by the lending library or for a maximum of six weeks, which ever is shorter. Each lending library has its own Interlibrary Loan policy, and it is our intent to honor the policies of those libraries that are willing to share their materials with us. We cannot guarantee the length of the check-out period for any Interlibrary Loan request.
An effort will be made to try and renew Interlibrary Loan items as requested by patrons. The possibility of renewal cannot be guaranteed as the lending library may refuse to renew items. Patrons who wish to renew Interlibrary Loan items are encouraged to call the Interlibrary Loan Department at least three days before items are due. Items will be renewed for a period of two weeks if the lending library agrees. Patrons should be aware that Interlibrary Loan items are checked out separately from the items in our system and they will not be renewed with those items.