Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Oakland County and surrounding areas, FCL is proactively prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and patrons by temporarily closing in-person library service to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our community. The Farmington Community Library has moved back to Phase 2 of our Reopening Plan. Curbside pickup, phone and electronic reference, and outdoor drop boxes will be available while we temporarily close in-person library services. Our hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Library will be closed Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. Read more…

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Interloan

MelCat (Interlibrary Loan) Resumes Monday, August 10

MeLCat (interlibrary loan) is now active for Farmington Community Library patrons to borrow materials from other libraries.

Items coming in for you will be quarantined for 4 days before being opened, processed and placed on hold for you. Please keep in mind that items that you are requesting could take 2-4 weeks from the time you request an item until it is placed on hold due to shipping, processing and quarantine time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at lib.loan@farmlib.org or 248-553-6878.

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

Borrowing Policies

  • 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 FCL pick-up branch selected by the patron and available for curbside pick-up.
  • 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

  • Books will automatically renew 1 time.
  • 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

  • Until further notice, all ILLs must be returned by the Library’s outdoor drop boxes. See the Library’s phased reopening plan for more details.
  • ILLs must be returned with paperwork attached.
  • ILLs returned late or with missing or damaged paperwork may result in a temporary suspension of interloan privileges.

Other Useful Information for Interloans

To Request Interloans

To Check the Status of an Interloan Request:

  • Call the Interlibrary Loan Department at (248) 553-6878 during our curbside hours, Monday-Tuesday 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. or Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Email the Interlibrary Loan Department at lib.loan@farmlib.org
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