Interlibrary Loan


The Ross and Elizabeth Baty Monticello Public Library participates in the national interlibrary loan program which permits libraries to borrow materials from other Iowa public libraries.  

Materials that may be borrowed from other libraries are:  Books, Books on CD, DVDs, Blu-Ray, periodicals, microfilm, and genealogy materials. 

This service is available to all patrons who have an account in good standing. 

If the material requested is only available through a private library, or one out of state, then the$2.00 per item has been established to help with delivery fees. The patron is responsible for charges or fees imposed by the lending library when they pick up their borrowed item.  If the patron does not wish to borrow an item if charges are imposed (such as insurance fees, lending fees, photocopying fees) this must be stipulated at the time the item is requested. 

 The checkout period is set by the lending library.  If an item is needed longer, the lending library will be contacted to see if renewal is possible.

Patrons who are habitually late in returning ILL materials may have their ILL privileges suspended.

The number of items requested may be restricted and is at the discretion of the director.  Requests that the staff determines may violate copyright laws will not be accepted.