If you can’t find what you are looking for at the Ashland Public Library or within the SEO Consortium, we may still be able to borrow it from another library. These requests are able to be processed for a cost of $2.00 per item.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the process that allows Ashland Public Library patrons to borrow materials from other libraries outside of the SEO Consortium. Requests are made at the Public Services Desk. Then, available items are sent by a cargo service to APL, where they are processed by Support Services staff and held for the requesting member. Members will be notified by phone, e-mail, text or mail (depending on patron preferences) when the item arrives. There is no charge for ILL requests; other fines and fees will be applied when appropriate.
A member may borrow the same title only once every three months.
Items are checked out on your library card immediately after we receive them. The lending period varies per item, due to each loaning library’s lending policies. If you would like to renew ILL materials, you must contact the Ashland Public Library at least seven (7) days prior to the item’s due date. Permission from the loaning library must be obtained for renewal, and is not guaranteed.