What is Inter Library Loan (ILL)?
ILL allows JCLD patrons to borrow items that are not found in the tri-county collection (Jefferson County, Crook County, and Deschutes Public Libraries). We will search libraries outside of the Tri-County area to locate the materials you need.
What types of items are not available through ILL?
- Materials that can be found in tri-county collection
- Items published or released within a year
How much does ILL cost?
This is a free service for library cardholders. You are responsible for paying for expedited shipping. There is a $5 fee per item that is not checked out, is cancelled or is returned after the due date.
How many ILL items can I request?
You may have a total of 5 items in process. Additional requests cost $5.00 per item.
How long does it take to receive an ILL item?
Item deliveries vary by suppliers.
How long can I keep an ILL item?
Generally, 5 weeks. However, it also depends on the lending library.
What if I lost or damaged an ILL item?
You are responsible for replacing the lost or damaged items.
Can I renew my ILL item?
If the lending library allows renewals, there will be a note on the red slip attached to the cover notifying you.
Can I request an Interlibrary loan online?
Yes, you can. Click HERE to fill out the form. You will get a reply through email or phone.