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Interlibrary Loan Changes @MCPL

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December 28, 2010

Effective January 1st, 2011: Due to budgetary constraints, requests for Interlibrary Loan items borrowed via OCLC will be limited to 5 requests per customer per month. This ILL policy will allow each customer a total of 60 requests per year.

Beginning January 1st, 2011, the following items will no longer be available through ILL:

Materials published in the current or previous calendar year.

Items published in 2011, or 2010 (as verified in Amazon.com), cannot be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Instead, for newer items, please fill out a purchase suggestion form online http://www.mcpl.us/account/suggest/ or in person at any public service desk.

We cannot promise that we will acquire the item you request, but we will investigate its purchase. We will place the item on hold for you and notify you if it is purchased. Note that this process may take several weeks to a month or longer.

Feature films and TV series on DVD

o Popular (Fictional) TV series (examples: CSI, Home Improvement, Columbo etc.) may not be requested through ILL. You may fill out a purchase suggestion for these items.

o Feature films (examples: Iron Man, The Lion King, etc.) may not be requested through ILL. You may fill out a purchase suggestion for these items.

o You may still request (Non-Fiction) DVDs--(examples: how-to, exercise, history, etc.) that were published before this or the previous calendar year.

Computer or video games in any format.
Video or computer games may not be requested, in any format

Materials published more than 75 years ago 
 Items 75 years old or older will no longer be requested through ILL.

Print items valued at under $10.

Books which are valued at less than $10 (as verified in Amazon.com), will not be requested through ILL, including Mass Market Paperbacks of any genre. Instead, please fill out a purchase suggestion form online http://www.mcpl.us/account/suggest/ or in person at any public service desk.

Periodicals (entire issues)

Libraries will not lend an entire issue of a magazine, but may provide photocopies of individual articles instead.

Please Note:
• We are unable to obtain items from locations other than in WI, MN, ND, SD.
• Allow 2-8 weeks for fulfilment of requests.
• Duplicate requests and over-limit requests will be cancelled.
• The same title may not be requested more than once per customer within any 3 month period of time.
• For ILL renewals, please contact the ILL Dept. 2-3 days before the item due date.
• Add our email address ill@mcpl.us to your computer’s address book so that our notices to you will not be deleted as spam.

If you have any questions regarding Interlibrary Loan, contact the Interlibrary Loan Department directly @ Phone: (715) 261-7244 or Email: ill@mcpl.us



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