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Borrowing from Other Libraries

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered to Franklin County Public Library District cardholders that provides access to the resources of many libraries across Indiana and throughout the United States.  ILL request forms are available at both libraries.  Requests are also accepted by telephone or email.  All requests should be clear and the information as complete as possible.  The patron’s name, phone number, and library card number must be on the request form.  Author and title are also required.  Patrons must have a valid Franklin County Public Library District library card, must not have items overdue, and must not owe over $9.99 in fines.   The length of the loan period is determined by the lending library, not the Franklin County Public Library District.  Each item will be marked with the exact due date.  Failure to return items on time or to pick up items ordered from another library may result in the suspension of ILL services for the delinquent patron.  If the lending library charges the library district for copies, shipping, damaged or lost materials, or for the loan of materials, those charges will be passed on to the requesting patron.  A parent or guardian must authorize ILL requests for children under 18 years of age.

Loaning to Other Libraries

The Franklin County Public Library District will loan books through ILL.  The library district will not loan current bestsellers, books published less than 6 months, DVDs, audiobooks, reference materials, or genealogy materials.  Copies of genealogy materials or reference materials will be made, but the requesting patron will be charged .10 cents per copy.  The library district endorses the U.S. Copyright Law.  The library district charges out books for 21 days.  Renewals will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Lost or damaged materials costs will be charged to the borrowing library.  Any library not participating in the WHEELS program through the state will be responsible for all postage.