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Interloan

Eligible Borrowers
(Who Can Use Interloan?)

Farmington Community Library (FCL) Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests may be placed by patrons who live, work, or go to school in Farmington/Farmington Hills with accounts in good standing:

  • No overdue materials
  • Fines below $15
  • Patron information must be current
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Borrowing Policies

  • To request materials through Interlibrary Loan follow the instructions here: Search for Items Not in Our Catalog
  • ILL requests can be placed on items FCL does not own and were published more than 6 months ago.
  • If FCL owns the material but it is checked out, a hold will be placed on the FCL copy.
  • Conditions of use (i.e. in-library use only) are determined by the lending library.
  • The loan period for print ILL materials is 3 weeks.
  • The loan period for ILL media is 1 week.
  • Delivery cannot be guaranteed and may take several weeks.
  • Interloan of videogames is not allowed.

Check Outs

  • ILLs will be held at the Circulation Desk of the FCL pick-up branch selected by the patron.
  • Patrons will be given 10 days to pick up ILLs.
  • ILLs requested and not picked up may result in a temporary suspension of interloan privileges.
  • Conditions of use (i.e. in-library use only) are determined by the lending library.
  • The loan period for print ILL materials is 3 weeks.
  • The loan period for ILL media is 1 week.
  • Delivery cannot be guaranteed and may take several weeks.

Renewals

  • Request renewals 2–3 days in advance of the due date by calling (248) 553-6878, or stopping by the Information Desk at either Branch.
  • Due dates are at the discretion of the lender.
  • Print ILLs may have the option of 1 three-week renewal.
  • Media can not be renewed.
  • If the renewal is DENIED, the patron will be contacted and expected to return the ILL within 2 days.

Returns

  • ILLs must be returned to the Circulation Desk where checked out.
  • ILLs must be returned with paperwork attached.
  • ILLs returned late, returned in a drop box, on the conveyor or with missing or damaged paperwork may result in a temporary suspension of interloan privileges.

Other Useful Information for Interloans

To Request/ Renew Interloans

To Check the Status of an Interloan Request:

  • Call the Interlibrary Loan Department at (248) 553-6878
  • email the Interlibrary Loan Department at lib.loan@farmlib.org
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