Interlibrary Loan is a method by which libraries can supplement and share their collections by borrowing materials from or loaning materials to other libraries. By this means, individual libraries are able to request specific information or items from other libraries, this includes Mobius and Prospector. Items requested through Mobius or Prospector can take up to a week to arrive. Check out periods for books on loan through Interlibrary Loan, Mobius, Prospector are based upon the lending library.
Interlibrary Loan, Mobius, and Prospector are a privilege we provide to library patrons in good standing with no outstanding fines, fees, or other charges on their library account. Damaged items will incur a charge stipulated by the lending library; books that are borrowed through Mobius or Prospector and are damaged or lost can incur a fee of $120.00 per item. Repeated failure to return borrowed items on time, failure to pay late charges, etc., may result in a revocation of I.L.L./Mobius/Prospector privilges for that patron; at the discretion of the director.
• With KCMLIN Get Connected requesting an item is free. If the item requested cannot be located through KCMLIN Get Connected libraries, a cost of $3.00 will be needed prior to the request being issued.
• There is a limit of three (3) items that can be borrowed at one time.
• Renewing your item(s) may be possible. Renewals and the length of renewals are subject to the lending library's policy.
• All materials are subject to recall - if the lending library requests that an item be returned prior to the assigned due date, the materials must be promptly returned. If this happens, materials can be requested again.
The following is a guideline of materials available through interlibrary loan.
Books and most items should be available at no cost. Please note that some collectible or rare books are obviously unavailable.
If, after a thorough search or our own resources, and material(s) on a specific subject is not available, we can help you locate an item to borrow. Subject requests should be as specific as possible and submitted on the appropriate subject request form with as much information as is available on the topic.
Copies from periodicals, books, etc. are subject to copyright laws.
Genealogy and Local History Materials
These materials are often rare and irreplaceable and may not be available. Any added fees charged to our library will be passed on to the patron.
These items may be requested at the discretion of the library.