Interlibrary Loans


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:

  1. Click here to download and print the form. Deliver the form to the library with $2.00 per item.
  2. 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".
  3. 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.