To ensure that your interlibrary loan request is processed in a timely manner, please read the following steps carefully.
Search for an Item
It is easy to use WorldCat
search to locate items in local libraries and elsewhere. This search allows you to see if the item you are seeking is available in a library in the Roanoke Valley or outside the area, and whether or not it can be easily obtained through interlibrary loan.
Fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request
Some restrictions apply to this service. Please place your request well before your deadline as the process can last from two to four weeks. The item must have a published date of at least 6 months prior to the date of the interlibrary loan request. Go to Amazon.com
to see when an item was published and to record the ISBN #.
Pay at the Time of Pick Up
The library will contact you when your request as been filled. The $2.00 postage fee plus any additional fees from the sending library must be paid at the time of pickup.The due date will be printed and placed on the front cover of the material. If renewal is possible, please call 777-8782 to renew by the specified renewal date.
Return Material to the Pick Up Library
Material must be returned to the library from which it was picked up. When returned, the material must be brought into the library. It may not be returned in the book drop. The late fee for overdue interlibrary loan items is $1.00 per day with no maximum.
Place an Interlibrary Loan Request