Interlibrary Loans

If you can’t find the item you want in our Library, check with the Reference Desk to see if we can either place a request for TFPL to purchase or request to borrow it for you from another library. Here are our InterLibrary Loan (ILL) considerations:

  • A patron with a card in good standing (account is updated and fines/fees are under $10) can place up to 3 ILL requests at a time. Audio/visual materials are only borrowed from participating LYNX Consortium libraries or willing Magic Valley libraries. Books may be borrowed from participating libraries across the U.S.

  • Once the item arrives, it will remain on hold for the patron for 10 days. Items not picked up during that time will be assessed a $5 non-use fee. The patron who placed the ILL request must be the person who picks up the item(s).

  • Borrowing period for items is 3 weeks. Late items will accrue fees at $1/day.

  • One renewal for books only can be requested with a 3-day notice. DVDs cannot be renewed.

  • At least three weeks must pass before the same item can be requested again by the same patron for ILL. The same item can only be requested twice more.

  • Items that cannot be borrowed include the following:

a.      Items published in the last 12 months.

b.      Items owned by TFPL (unless all copies are lost or missing)

c.       Bound periodicals

d.      Ebooks and downloadable audio

e.      Video & board games

f.        Items from outside the United States

g.      LP records

Other considerations and/or special circumstances may be in effect. See the Reference Desk with questions.