Interlibrary loan service provides access to materials belonging to libraries outside of the OSL and InRhode collections.  The interlibrary loan service at the West Warwick Public Library is intended to make materials from other libraries available to our patrons upon request.

The West Warwick Public Library is a member of the LORI (Libraries of Rhode Island) network and as such we adhere to the standards and policies governing ILLs.

ILL Materials Requested from other libraries located in Rhode Island

If materials cannot be located in the OSL or InRhode collections, library staff members can request the materials from other libraries in Rhode Island, if available for patrons.  The borrower’s account must be in good standing (contact information up to date, no billed items, and overdue fines of $5.00 or less) in order to request material from other libraries located in Rhode Island.  ILL materials circulate for 21 days with no renewals.  These materials are subject to late fees, and replacement charges, if applicable.

ILL Materials Requested from Out-of-State Libraries

The library will make every effort to locate the material requested in Rhode Island before looking out of state.  However, if the material cannot be located at any in-state library, the material will be requested from out-of-state.  Interlibrary loans requested from out of state are subject to a $5.00 fee to offset the cost of postage.  The borrower’s account must be in good standing (contact information up to date, no billed items, and overdue fines of $5.00 or less) in order to request material from out-of-state.  ILL materials circulate for 21 days with no renewals.  These materials are subject to late fees, and replacement charges, if applicable.

West Warwick Public Library Materials

Most materials at the West Warwick Public Library are available for interlibrary loan to other libraries with some exceptions (ie. hardware, kits, literacy material, reference material and other non-circulating items).  All holdable materials belonging to the West Warwick Public Library are eligible for any type of interlibrary loan.  West Warwick materials sent out to ILL circulate for 21 days with no renewals.  These materials are subject to late fees, and replacement charges, if applicable.

Approved by the Board of Trustees January 9, 2012

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