PURPOSE:

To make additional materials available to Resident and Full-Service Chesapeake Public Library (CPL) cardholders by borrowing from other library systems.

DEFINITION:

Interlibrary loans (ILL) are materials borrowed from other library systems on behalf of CPL at the request of CPL cardholders

POLICY:

  • Resident and Full-Service CPL cardholders with accounts in good standing are eligible to request ILL items.
  • ILL requests are submitted online at infopeake.org
  • Five (5) ILL requests and/or checked-out items may be active at one time.
  • Lending period and renewals are determined by the lending institution.
  • Fees are charged for costs associated with obtaining ILL items, including postage fees charged by lending institutions.
  • If a customer fails to pick up three (3) consecutive filled requests, ILL lending privileges will be suspended for one (1) year.
  • Some materials, such as new releases, audiovisual materials, genealogical items, reference and research materials, etc. may not be available through ILL request.
  • Microfilm is not available through ILL requests.

FEES:

  • Postage fees:
    • Determined by weight of item and upon receipt from lending library
    • Additional fees may be charged for insurance by lending library
    • Full-service cardholders: responsible for one-way postage fee
    • Customers are responsible for postage fees whether or not they check out the item
  • ILL fees are paid at time of check-out
  • ILL items not returned by the designated due date are charged an overdue fine of $0.50 per day
  • Customers are charged for unreturned ILL items; replacement costs and/or additional fees are determined by the lending library.

Please submit one item request per form.

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