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Borrow from another library

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.

Grand Junction Public Library purchases the books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community. Because of limited resources and space we can’t buy everything that is published, but we can usually get it from another library. This is called inter-library loan. Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries.

If we don’t have the book, DVD, video or magazine that you are looking for, ask the staff to get it for you from another library.  Most of the items are delivered to our library in 7-10 days.

Our library uses SILO Interlibrary loan to borrow items from other Iowa libraries and OCLC Interlibrary loan to borrow items from libraries around the United States and other countries.

 

  • Requests for ILL should be made to the librarian on duty or by filling out this request form Interlibrary Loan Request Form
  • There is a fee of $2.00 per item to help defray the cost of postage
  • ILL material loan periods vary, the staff will inform you of the loan period on your item when you pick it up
  • Items ordered through ILL and not picked up will be fined the total postage cost to return item
  • A limit of two items may be requested at one time
  • Patron is responsible for books requested on ILL. If book is damaged or lost, patron will be charged the amount the sending library requires.