Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided by PCCLD to locate and borrow books and other materials owned by libraries in Colorado and the United States that PCCLD does not own or chooses not to purchase.

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What types of items can be requested?

  • Books
  • Audio books on tape or CD
  • Journal, magazine or newspaper articles (copies)
  • Educational, entertainment and television series on VHS and DVD
  • Children and Young Adult books and Audio Visual materials
  • Music on CD
  • Microfilm
  • Other items: check with your librarian

What materials cannot be requested?

  • Materials with a publication date or purchase date within the past year
  • Special collections identified as being of primary importance to the Pueblo community

What do I need to do to place an Interlibrary Loan request?

  • A current and verified resident PCCLD library card in good standing

Patron's Responsibilities

  • There is a limit of 5 active InterLibrary Loan requests per customer. That is, a customer may have no more than 5 items currently on loan from another library and/or being requested at the same time
  • Fill out the online request form. Include an ISBN or OCLC accession number, title and author, on the application—if known. Also include your library card number. Be sure the library has an updated address and phone number on your library account.
  • Some libraries charge to lend their items. If this situation occurs, you will be notified first and can accept or decline to pay the charges. PCCLD will always go to those libraries that do not charge first. If there is a charge, it must be paid when you pick up the item.
  • The lending library sets the due dates and terms of use. Items are checked out to customers in Workflows using the Special Due Date helper.
  • If a borrowed item is not returned, a fee of $100.00 is assessed to the customer's account, and any damages to borrowed items while in the customer's possession will be billed per the lending library's terms.
  • Overdue notices for ILL items are generated per the usual PCCLD schedule. Late fees of .10 per day are charged for overdue ILL items. The maximum overdue fine is $3.00 per item. All ILL items will have a three-day grace period, after which, fines accrue from the first day overdue.
  • InterLibrary loan items "expire" seven days after the customer is notified that the hold is available. "Clean Holds" reports are generated and processed using PCCLD's regular schedule and procedures.
  • Repeated failure to pick up ILL items or return items by the due date may result in loss of ILL privileges for the remaining calendar year.
  • It is the customer's responsibility to abide by Fair Use and Copyright Law.

 

For further information or help call the Interlibrary Loan Office at 562-5607
or call a Librarian at 562-5600