Interlibrary Loans Q&A

Q What is an Interlibrary Loan?

A – If you can’t find the item you are looking for in our library or in the NExpress catalog, we can look in the Kansas Library Catalog to see if any libraries in the state of Kansas has what you need.

QWhat type of materials may I borrow?

– 1) Adult and childrens books (fiction & non-fiction)

2) Periodical articles

3) Census records and newspaper on microfilm

QWhat may NOT be borrowed through Inter library Loans?

  A- 1)Reference materials

2)Rare, unique or valuable materials

3) Complete issues of periodicals

4) Books the Seneca Free Library owns, unless they are missing

QWhat if the material I want available only out-of-state?

 A – Seneca Free Library does not normally search for materials outside the state of Kansas unless there is a specific request made by a patron

Q – How do I request materials?

  A – 1) Stop by or call the library with details about the item you need.

2) For articles you must provide a complete periodical title, date, volume and issue number, article title, author and pages needed.

3) You must have a current Seneca Free Library card in good standing.

QWhat is the cost of this service?

 A – There is no charge for Inter library Loan materials, either book or periodicals, as long as the request is able to be filled in state.

QHow long does it take to get materials?

  A – Most requests are filled in one or two weeks.  The availability of materials from the lending library may cause delays.

Q How am I notified when the materials arrive?

 A – You will be notified by phone when your material arrives.  If you cannot be contacted by phone, a post card will be mailed to you.

Q How long may I keep the material?

  A – Material is due 3 weeks from the date of contact.  They they must be returned to the main desk or drop box.  Periodical articles are photocopied and may be kept by the borrower.

Q How do copyright regulations apply?

  A – Periodical article requests must comply with copyright regulations. {Title 17 of the U.S. Code}

QWhere to I return the materials?

  A – Please return Inter library Loans to the main desk or outside book drop.

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