An ILL allows NSLD to request materials from other libraries across the country for cardholders to conveniently borrow and pick up at NSLD. Once the materials arrive, the cardholder is notified. Cardholders have three days to pick up materials upon arrival or a $5.00 fee will be charged to the account. A fine will be assessed if items are returned past their due date. If an item is lost or damaged, the lending library will determine the cost for a replacement.

There are some limitations to what can be borrowed. Lending libraries decide what materials they will loan, how long they will loan for, and if they will allow renewals. Most libraries do not lend materials published within the past six months. NSLD does not place ILLs for fiction DVDs. Some materials are restricted to library use only.

For more information or to place an ILL, please contact Reference Services.