Interlibrary Loan Policy
NWRLS both borrows and lends materials. This service is available to all holders of current and active NWRLS library cards, with no overdue materials or fines. Certain policies apply to the Interlibrary Loan Service:
*Interlibrary Loan Service is available at no cost to NWRLS library cardholders.
*Patrons may have 4 requests or loans at one time.
*Titles owned by this library may be ordered via the ILL system only if overdue more than 3 months and presumed lost.
*Materials owned by another local library, such as Gulf Coast Community College, Lynn Haven Public Library, etc. are not included in the Interlibrary Loan Service.
*New books in popular demand, complete issues of magazines, audiovisual materials or textbooks assigned by an instructor are not included in the Interlibrary Loan Service.
*Genealogy material, local history, and reference books are often not loaned by many libraries. Patrons should inform staff if they are aware of a library or genealogical society willing to loan the materials.
*As ILL materials are owned by other libraries, renewal of ILL materials is not available.
*Due to circumstances beyond our control (mailing, etc) Interlibrary Loans may take 2 to 6 weeks to arrive. The Interlibrary Loan Librarian will contact you when your item is available to be picked up.
*Payment for late Interlibrary Loan materials is 25¢ per day, per item
NWRLS does not charge for Interlibrary Loan services, but some lending libraries charge for copies, postage, and/or insurance. In this case, the patron is responsible for all costs except for return postage and insurance. After your request is submitted, a librarian will contact you if there is a question about your loan, or if it's not available. Otherwise, you won't be contacted until the material arrives.