Borrow from another library
Our library buys the books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community. Because of limited resources and space we cannot buy everything that is published, but we can usually get it from another library. This is called interlibrary loan. Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries.
If we don’t have the book, movie, or magazine that you are looking for, ask us to get it for you from another library. There is no charge for this service. Most of the items are delivered to our library within a week or two. The loan periods vary, but you are able to keep most items about a month. The staff will inform you of the loan period when you pick up the item.
Our library uses SILO Interlibrary loan to borrow items from other Iowa libraries and OCLC Interlibrary loan to borrow items from libraries around the United States and other countries.