Jerome Public Library is part of the LIBRI consortium. This means that we are able to checkout items from the Burley Public Library and the DeMary Memorial Library as well as the items in our own library. Still there are times when we simply do not have the title you are looking for. This is when Interlibrary Loan services are useful.
What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
Interlibrary loan is a transaction in which the Jerome Public Library borrows materials directly from another library on behalf of a patron. With the ILL program, you can access materials from other libraries across the United States. We can request books, audiobooks, CDs and copies of magazine articles. A few libraries will also lend DVDs.
What information is needed to make a request?
Your name and telephone number, author, title, and ISBN if possible, a librarian can also assist you with the ISBN.
How long does it take to receive the item?
Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and generally will be available within three weeks. We cannot, however, guarantee that we will be able to find the item you want or guarantee a delivery date.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for an interlibrary loan. However, a $1 donation is greatly appreciated for postage.
What else do I need to know?
- You may request 2 items a month.
- You must use your own library card.
- Your card must be free of fines and overdue items.
- Check-out time is 2 weeks with no renewals.
- Libraries won’t lend items that were published less than six months ago.