Requests

Purchase and ILL Requests

If you would like to request an item that is not in the Library catalog, please fill out the appropriate form below and submit online.

Purchase Requests

For new items published within the last (5) years, click here to fill out and submit a purchase request form.


What can I request?
•    Books
•    Audio CD
•    Large Print
•    E-books

What can I NOT request?
•    Items already owned by the Library
•    Items published over (5) years, please use ILL request for older items
•    DVDs
•    Videos
•    Music CDs

Guidelines:
•    Although we accept all requests, not all requests will be purchased. You will be notified if we cannot purchase an item
•    Mass market paperbacks are not purchased due to the poor quality of the paper
•    High priced titles will be judged on their usefulness to the collection and user demand
•    A library card is required
•    Your account must have no more than $5.00 in fees to submit a request
•    Limit (3) purchase requests per month
•    Orders may take 3-6 weeks to arrive, but some can take up to (6) months depending on availability
•    Failure to pick up items requested will suspend future purchase requests


Interlibrary Loan Requests




For older items published more than (1) year, click here to fill out and submit an Interlibrary Loan request form.

 

What can I request?
•    books
•    journals

What can I NOT request?
•    Items already owned by the Library
•    Items published in the last 12 months
•    DVDs
•    Videos
•    Music CDs
•    Digital books and media (ebooks, eAudiobooks, etc.)

Notifications:
•    Most items are received within three weeks, but response times vary.
•    To ensure materials are properly identified, handled and returned to their respective owners, please do not remove ILL bands or paperwork from ILL materials. Removal of bands/paperwork will result in suspension of ILL privileges for (3) months.
•    A $2.00 fee will be charged for failure to pick up requested items


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) limits:
•    Items are usually loaned for 21 days and may not be renewed
•    You may submit up to (4) four Interlibrary Loan requests per month
•    Interlibrary Loans service is available only on accounts with balances less than $5.00

Questions?
•    Ask the ILL Librarian - Dave for help by email dmansfield@taosgov.com or by phone at 575-737-2593
•    Ask for help in person from library staff at the reference desk 575-758-3063

 

 

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