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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

What is Interlibrary 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 the tri-county collection
  • Items published or released within a year
  • Feature films or television series

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 canceled, 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 supplier.

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 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.

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