ILL (Interlibrary Loan)

Can’t find what you are looking for in the library system’s on-line catalog? We borrow and loan books to many libraries around Mississippi. However, books published within the last 6 (six) months cannot be requested. If you would like the Laurel-Jones County Library System, Inc. to borrow an item for you from another library, follow these steps:

Check the Laurel-Jones County Library System online catalog to be sure we do not have the item in our collection.

To request a book online, sign into your account from the online catalog. Click the “My Account” button at the top of the screen. Go to the “Reserves/Requests” tab. Find “Is the library missing something? Let us know if there is a title you’d like to borrow that the library doesn’t own.” Click “Let us know.” Fill and submit the form. Only one item can be requested per submission.

To request a book offline, go to the circulation desk of either library. Fill out a paper ILL form completely and legibly. Incomplete and/or illegible forms will be discarded. Place the form in the appropriate container. Only one item may be requested per paper form.

The library system is happy to provide ILL services free of charge. Please use ILL services wisely. It costs the library system approximately $5 per request for shipping and processing. If you fail to pick-up a requested item, your account will be charged $2 for each item. Late fees assessed on ILL items are $2 per day per ILL item not returned on time. If the ILL item is lost or damaged, you will be charged a replacement cost. For more details on ILL Services see Policies and Information the “About Us” tab.

The wait time for an ILL request is typically four (4) weeks, but the process can take longer.

We can only borrow physical books at this time. Requests for audiobooks, dvds, etc. will be discarded.

ILL is only for library card holders over the age of 18 with accounts in good standing.

ILL CONTACT INFORMATION

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about ILL. Phone: 601-428-4313 ext. 108
Fax: 601-428-0597
E-mail: loan@laurel.lib.ms.us