Is the book you want absent from our collection? We can reach out to other libraries and request it for you. The charge for this service is only $2.00 per item. You have three options for requesting interlibrary loans:
- Click here to download and print the form. Deliver the form to the library with $2.00 per item.
- Jot down the title/author/your name/phone/special edition (if any) and tuck it into an envelope with your payment. Leave it in the bookdrop, but be sure to mark it "Interlibrary Loan".
- Visit the library's front desk in person, and a staff member will be happy to assist you.
In most cases, we will obtain requested books from other Iowa libraries by using a State-funded courier service. If necessary, we will contact libraries in other states.
Given sufficient lead time, we can also obtain multiple copies of a title for your book club.