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Borrow from another library

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.

Our library buys the books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community. Because of limited resources and space we can’t buy everything that is published, but we can usually get it from another library. This is called InterLibrary Loan. Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries.

  • There is no charge for this service

  • Most of the items are delivered to our library in 4-7 days

  • The loan periods vary, but you are able to keep most items for at least 2 weeks

  • InterLibrary Loan materials will follow the check out policy of our library

  • If necessary permission for renewal may be requested from the lending library

Our library uses SILO Interlibrary loan to borrow items from other Iowa libraries and OCLC Interlibrary loan to borrow items from libraries around the United States and other countries.

The Readlyn Community Library reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who orders materials that are not picked up or who do not reutrn items within the time allowed.