Q. What types of items may I request through ILL?
A wide variety of materials are obtainable through ILL in any of the formats currently owned and circulated by the St. Charles City-County Library District.
For example, we can request audiobooks on CD, DVDs, Blu-Rays, books and microfilm. However at this time, we do not own Playaways, so these should not be requested. Additionally, although we own and circulate e-books, because of licensing restrictions, these are not available for ILL. We also are not able to borrow exercise kits or cake pans due to shipping difficulties.
Some materials may be difficult to obtain but may be requested. These inlcude, but are not limited to the following:
- Original or rare items.
- In some instances, these items may be available in e-book format. If so, we will offer you the option of borrowing the Library's Kindle with the title preloaded onto it. The Library Kindle may not be requested, but if offered, is available with the same checkout and renewal terms as a print book
- Entire issues of newspapers, journals and magazines (copies of specific articles are generally obtainable.)
- DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, Videocassettes, Video Games and microfilm.
- Holiday items may be difficult to obtain near the holiday represented.