Interlibrary Loan Policy

Items not held in the library’s collection (here) may be available to Whitemarsh Township residents through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Requests made by nonresidents will be handled at the discretion of the ILL Librarian. Users may search for and request most titles available through the library’s participation in the Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium (MCLINC) and the Access Pennsylvania Database, a statewide union catalog available through PowerLibrary.

Materials also may be borrowed by William Jeanes Memorial Library from outside the state through Montgomery County District Library.

Interlibrary loan requests are processed by the Circulation Manager. Titles that have been published within the last six months or that may be valuable to the collection will be considered for purchase. In return, the library will lend most of its materials through the same interlibrary loan networks, except special collections with limited titles, rare or fragile materials, and reference works. Titles marked as NEW may be loaned through the district, but not through Access Pennsylvania. Library staff reserves the right to not loan other materials. Most items can be borrowed without charge, but occasionally the lending library will charge a fee. Users will be notified of any fees before items are sent. Loan periods and renewal options are determined by the lending library. The William Jeanes Memorial Library’s regular overdue fines apply.

Approved by the William Jeanes Memorial Library Board of Directors 6/24/2015

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