Interlibrary loan, or ILL, is a free service offered to Anderson Public Library cardholders. It provides access to the resources of many libraries across the United States. ILL services greatly expand the range of library materials available to library customers.
Most Anderson Public Library cardholders in good standing may make an Interlibrary Loan request. PLAC Card borrowers must use their home library for ILL service.
Customers may request ILL items at the Information Desk in person, online or by telephone. Customers must present a valid Anderson Public Library card when making requests in person or barcode information if making request via e-mail or telephone. Customers must have no outstanding fees or overdue items. The following information is necessary to process the request: customer's name, address and telephone number.
As much of the following information as possible is also needed:
Books -- author and title; Periodicals -- periodical title, volume number, date, page numbers, author and title of article.
Customers may request up to 5 items at one time. Length of borrowing time is generally 3 weeks. Renewals must be requested at least 3 days before the item is due. Renewals are determined by the lending library.
Customers will be charged 25 cents per item per day for late ILL items. Items more than two weeks overdue are considered lost. Customers will be charged for items they damage or lose as assessed by the lending library.
SRCS, Indiana’s Statewide Remote Circulation Service, links together the catalogs of multiple Indiana libraries into a single interface which allows authorized users to search the library collections of over 150 Hoosier libraries and then to place requests for materials owned any of those participating libraries. The requested materials will be delivered to the user’s home library for their use. Learn more about SRCS or contact us with questions.