Warren-Newport Public Library District
Lake County, Illinois
Board of Trustees
Adopted: December 8, 1992
Reviewed/Revised: April 13, 1999; February 11, 2003; January 20, 2004; August 18, 2009; June 18,
2013; January 20, 2015; March 27, 2018; May 18, 2021
ARTICLE 1. INTRODUCTION
Interlibrary loan is a service provided by the Warren-Newport Public Library District (WNPLD) to
help in meeting the needs of WNPLD cardholders for library materials outside the scope of the
collection of WNPLD. Library staff will make every reasonable effort to obtain requested materials
that are owned by other libraries. WNPLD will lend its circulating materials to libraries that request
them through interlibrary loan.
ARTICLE 2. BORROWING ITEMS OWNED BY OTHER LIBRARIES
Section 2.01 Borrowers
All WNPLD cardholders with accounts in good standing are welcome to use the interlibrary
loan services offered through WNPLD to request books, audiovisual materials, or periodical
Section 2.02 Borrowing Limitations
WNPLD staff will accept and try to satisfy requests for materials (books, periodical articles, and
audiovisual materials) within the following parameters:
There is a limit of ten (10) requests per WNPLD cardholder in process at any time.
WNPLD staff will not request materials that are owned by WNPLD but are checked out.
However, if an item owned by WNPLD is missing or assumed lost, it may be requested
through interlibrary loan.
If WNPLD staff determine that the materials being requested are non-circulating
(reference) materials, staff will not request the materials through interlibrary loan but will
advise the cardholder which library or libraries have the materials.
There will be a two (2) week wait after a cardholder returns an interlibrary loan title before
the title may be requested again by the same cardholder.
Since requests for new titles that have limited availability nationwide are rarely filled, there
will be a four (4) month waiting period before a request for a new title may be resubmitted
by the same cardholder.
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WNPLD will borrow materials only from libraries within the continental United States of
WNPLD will borrow only the same material types that are currently loaned by WNPLD.
Section 2.03 Borrowing Periods
The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library. A request for
renewal of materials borrowed through interlibrary loan must be approved by the lending library.
The length of the renewal period is determined by the lending library. Materials may not be
renewed more than once.
Section 2.04 Charges
There will be a charge of five dollars ($5.00) for each item not picked up.
WNPLD staff will attempt to obtain all requested materials from libraries that will lend them
without charge. If a requested item is available only from a library that charges for lending
it, WNPLD staff will advise the cardholder of the charge for the item and will request the
item from the library that owns it only after the cardholder has paid the charge(s).
In the case of journal/serial articles, cardholders will be liable for any copyright fees and
any other charges necessary in obtaining the article. WNPLD staff will advise the
cardholder of the charge for the item and will request the item only after the cardholder
has paid the charge(s).
Cardholders will be liable for any interlibrary loan materials that are lost or damaged while
in their possession. The amount owed will be determined by the lending library and may
include charges in addition to item replacement costs.
ARTICLE 3. INTERLIBRARY LOAN OF WNPLD MATERIALS
Section 3.01 Borrowing Libraries
WNPLD will lend materials to any library within the continental United States. WNPLD participates
in ILLINET and ILLINET/MLNC agreements.
Section 3.02 Materials Lent
WNPLD will lend any circulating materials to any requesting library. WNPLD reserves the right to
limit the number of materials lent from new, high demand, or historical collections.
Section 3.03 Loan Periods
The interlibrary loan period is four (4) weeks. If the borrowing library requests that the material be
renewed, WNPLD staff will approve a one (1) week renewal if the item is not reserved for a
Section 3.04 Photocopying Services
Periodical articles and pages of monographs up to ten (10) pages each will be copied and sent
or faxed free of charge. Requests for photocopies in excess of ten (10) pages will be billed at a
rate of $0.15 per page.
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ARTICLE 4. DELIVERY AND RETURN OF MATERIALS
Whenever possible, all materials will be sent via delivery vans to limit potential damage.
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