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Request your own ILL

May 22, 2012 by  
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Library patrons who need to get an item from a library other than BCPL can now make the request themselves, and track the progress.

The patron-initiated Interlibrary Loan system is easily accessed from the Reference page on this site. Just click here.

To use it, you need to have have a library card, and a valid e-mail address. When creating a user name, it is best to use the BCPL library card number for the user ID.

Once registered, you can make their own ILL request, see the status of your request(s) and also your request history. If you haven’t finished with an ILL item by the due date, you can also use the site to request a renewal.

Patrons who do not have email or do not wish to use the online program can still make an ILL request, using the paper form available at the Main, Catlettsburg or Kyova branches. They cannot, however, track the request status or see the history.

The Interlibrary Loan program allows BCPL patrons to get an item from another library, nearly anywhere in the country. Requests cannot be made for items that have been published fewer than six months prior, or for the following types of items: computer programs; entire issues of magazines; video games and computer games. Only DVDs that can be borrowed from another Kentucky library can be requested through ILL.

BCPL is a member of LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing) – a consortium of libraries that do not charge for ILL sharing.

Amanda Gilmore

About Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore is the community relations coordinator for BCPL. She spent 20 years in the newspaper business, and is thrilled to be on the other side - telling our community about all the wonderful library programs and services.

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