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.