Interlibrary Loan

Peacham Library participates in the state’s interlibrary loan system.  This means that you can request a book, audio book or video from almost any library, not only in Vermont, but also in the US!  You can come in to the library and fill out a form or send us an email with the item’s title and author (and, if it is an unusual item, any other information you may have such as publisher, year of publication and ISBN).  We’ll request the book from another library and let you know when it arrives.  Most in-state items arrive within a week, out-of-state items may take a month.  Be aware that newer items are often difficult to borrow as libraries like to give priority to their own patrons.  Check-out period is generally the same period that you have for Peacham Library items.

If you want to find out if an item is available in the state, you can check the state’s new catalog here.  It looks like a blank screen with a search box at the top.  Type in your search string — key words, title, author and click on the magnifying glass.  You can also narrow your search to just look at titles or authors or subjects by clicking on the check mark to the left of the search box and selecting your search index. Or you can conduct an advanced search by clicking on Other Searches to the right of the search box.

Like all of our services, interlibrary loan is free, however, it costs us about $2.90 per item to return items to the lending library.  The lending library pays for mailing the item to us.  We gladly accept donations to help cover the cost of mailing and mailing supplies.

Updated December 11, 2017


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