Interlibrary loan, or ILL, is the borrowing and lending of materials between libraries. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain materials to meet patrons’ needs when local resources are inadequate.
Borrowing Materials for Neptune Public Library Patrons
Any patron in good standing with a current Neptune Public Library card may request material using interlibrary loan. Fines and overdues must be cleared before an interlibrary loan request will be processed.
It is possible to request these types of materials on interlibrary loan:
- Books acquired more than two year ago.
- Music CD’s, books on CD.
- Photocopies of specific articles in newspapers or other periodicals.
These materials are not available for borrowing from other libraries:
- Items which are owned by Neptune Public Library, even if those materials are checked out or available as reference only
- Reference and other non-circulating materials
- Genealogy material.
- Computer software.
Interlibrary loan requests may be made by submitting a completed request form in person at the Circulation Desk. There is a cost associated with processing ILLs. Patrons who regularly request items and then fail to pick them up may be denied access to this service.
There is no charge for most interlibrary loans. However, some materials are only available if fees are paid. In such cases, the requesting patron will be consulted before the material is borrowed. All special charges will be passed on to the patron before the item is checked out. Fees include lending fees, photocopy fees, copyright charges, special postage and handling, and any other costs incurred in obtaining the material. The Neptune Public Library is not responsible for arrival times of material.
Neptune Public Library will abide by all conditions set by the lending library for the use of its materials.
Some borrowed materials may be limited to “Library Use Only.” The patron may use these materials inside the library only, after leaving ID at the Desk.
If renewals are not specifically restricted for a borrowed item, the patron may request one renewal in person or over the phone.
Patrons will be charged a fine for each day an interlibrary loan item is overdue. There is no grace period. Patrons will be liable for any lost or damaged interlibrary loan items borrowed for them. The replacement cost will be set by the lending library. There will be a $10.00 processing fee for lost materials. All material must be returned directly to Neptune Public Library’s circulation desk, not to the lending library.
Lending Materials to Libraries Outside of Neptune
Neptune Public Library does not charge for its interlibrary loans. Copies are free, up to 10 pages. There will be a copy fee of 20 ¢ per page for more than 10 pages.
Borrowing libraries will be responsible for lost or damaged materials. Charges will include the item’s replacement cost plus a $10.00 processing fee.
Neptune Public Library will accept interlibrary loan requests from other libraries electronically via JerseyCat.
All requests for the loan of Neptune Public Library materials must be placed by the borrowing library. No requests from individuals will be honored.
The following materials are available for interlibrary loan:
- books acquired more than two year ago
- Music CD’s, books on CD
- photocopies of articles in magazines
These materials are not available:
- books acquired less than two year ago
- reference books or periodicals
- microforms themselves
- videos & DVD’s
- computer software
One renewal will be allowed, unless loan materials have been requested by a Neptune Public Library patron or another library. Any renewal requests must be made by the borrowing library.
Materials loaned to other libraries will be delivered by the statewide delivery service or by U.S. Mail.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees
May 15, 2012