Can I order a book from another library?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is offered to any library user with an adult status, and a current library card in good standing with the Duncan Public Library. The user should have no outstanding charges or overdue materials of any kind. The loan period for ILL materials is set by the lending library.  There will be a limit of five requests per patron at one time.

One way postage fees will be assessed, in addition to any fees assessed by the lending library.   If loss or damage occurs while the item is in the user’s possession, the user will be charged replacement fees and/or damage cost as determined by the lending library.

You must agree to the terms on the interlibrary form before a request will be processed.  This form states that if materials are lost, stolen or not returned to our library, the patron will be charged the current replacement cost of the book, plus a $20.00 processing fee for items still in print.  For items out of print, the patron will be charged the cost of the book, plus $35.00.  This is in addition to any fees charged by the lending library.

Before requesting items, be sure that our library does not own the item.  We will not request books published within the last six months or books in popular demand.  We will not request genealogy material, obituaries, local history, and reference books.  The Duncan Public Library reserves the right not to request or lend any items regarded as not lendable.

Materials kept past the due date can jeopardize our borrowing privledges with lending libraries.  If items are requested but not picked up, postage fees will be charged to the patron's card.