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Interlibrary Loan

The purpose of an Interlibrary Loan is to obtain library materials, in the state of Connecticut, not available at The Public Library of New London or any other LION library.

To use ILL, you must have a valid library card and have a phone number or email address.

To request an ILL:

What can I borrow through ILL?
You can borrow any materials not available through our library or the LION Consortium.

How will I be notified?
Once the material you requested has arrived, you will be notified according to the contact information you used when placing the request, either email or phone call.

How long can I keep the materials?
It depends on the library.  Usually about 21 days.  When you pick up the material you borrow, you will be notified of the due date as well.  Books must be returned on time to New London unless prior arrangements have been made.

Can I renew materials borrowed through ILL?
Renewals must be approved by the lending library.  If you need to renew your book, let the ILL librarian know at least one week ahead of time.  The librarian will put the request through to the lending library and inform you whether it was approved.

What are my responsibilities?
You are responsible for returning the material, on time,  in the same condition that it was when you borrowed it.   You are responsible for any late fees if the material is not returned on time.
If the material is lost or damaged, you are responsible for paying the library who lent the material the cost of the book plus any processing fees the library might request.

Can I borrow materials outside of the state of Connecticut?
No.  The Public Library of New London only does ILL within CT.