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Interlibrary Loan of Printed Materials 


The condition, value, and frequency of in-house use determine the availability of material for most loans.  Reference books, periodicals, maps, broadsides, and items from the Lincoln Collection are not available for loan.  Although items in the online catalog record are noted as “Non-circulating,” items may be requested for interlibrary loan.

All requests for interlibrary loan (ILL) must be made via OCLC or ALA-approved interlibrary loan request forms.  Citations must be verified.  NO IN-HOUSE FORMS, PHOTOCOPIES OF FORMS, TELEPHONE OR FAX REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

All loaned material must be restricted to LIBRARY USE ONLY by the borrowing library.

The loan period for materials is one month from the date sent.  A renewal of two weeks is available if the material has not been requested by another library.

All material must be returned in a SHIPPING BOX.  Padded envelopes are not acceptable.  Systems should leave the materials in the shipping box until it reaches its final destination.  Libraries must return the materials in the same or comparable box.

There is no charge for loans that are sent via ILDS to ILLINET member libraries.  Reimbursement of postage and insurance charges is required for all other loans.

Items returned through the U.S. mail must be insured for the amount indicated on the loan form included with the material.  Charges for services are also indicated on the loan form.  The loan form serves as the only invoice that is sent.  A copy of that loan form should be returned with the material.  The library also participates in the OCLC ILL Automatic Payment (IFM).

Photocopies of printed materials are available except for material in poor condition.  Photocopies are provided at 25 cents per copy plus postage with a minimum charge of $1.00.

The following information will be useful in completing the interlibrary loan form:
OCLC Symbol:  JFK
Member of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS); ILLINET; LVIS: OCLC.
Phone:  217/785-7947     Fax:  217/557-1773