Interlibrary Loans, Adult Reference Services
Borrowing Policies for Patrons
If you have a valid Longmont Public Library card and our library does not own the material you want, you may request that we borrow it from another library. Ask at the Adult Reference, Periodicals, or Children's and Teen Services desks for a request form or use one of the online forms to place your request.
How to place a request by phone:
- Adult Reference (303) 651-8472 or (303) 651-8473
- Children's and Teen Services (303) 651-8477
- Periodicals (303) 651-8768
How to place a request online:
What can be requested through Interlibrary Loan?
Books, periodical articles, and some newspapers on microfilm may be requested. A limited number of libraries will lend videos, cassettes, compact discs, and DVDs. Census data on microform can be obtained for a prepaid fee. There are some items libraries will not lend under any circumstances. These include entire magazines, reference books, rare or fragile books, most genealogical items, and local history materials. Some libraries may photocopy these items on a limited basis.
May I request Interlibrary Loans over the telephone?
Yes, call the appropriate desk number. If you have many requests to make, we prefer that you fill out the forms in person or use the interlibrary online forms.
All Interlibrary Loan items are checked out on your library card using Longmont Public Library's computer system. Due dates on these items are set by the lending library and are not usually renewable. Overdue items will accumulate fines at the current rate of $.10/day for books, audiocassettes, videos, and DVDs.
Please return all items to Longmont Public Library by the due date. Thank you!
Interlibrary Loan - Lending Policies for Other Libraries
Longmont Public Library will lend books and audiovisual items at no charge to libraries in the U.S. and Canada.
To request a loan, a library may fax, email, or mail the request to:
Interlibrary Loan Dept.
Longmont Public Library
409 Fourth Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
ILL Dept. phone #(303) 651-8772
Fax (303) 774-4363