Interlibrary Loan

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, we will do our best to find it for you.

The Cherokee Public Library offers inter-library loan services (borrowing materials from other libraries) to its patrons under the guidelines established by the State Library of Iowa in the Access Plus agreement.

The circulation period for inter-library loan materials is determined by the lending library. Renewals are not encouraged and are dependent on permission of the lending library.

Effective 8/5/20, interlibrary loan material shall be free of charge to borrow from other libraries if the Cherokee Public Library can receive the material from the Iowa Shares program offered by the State Library of Iowa. If the Cherokee Public Library has to cover postage for the material, then the patron will be assessed a $2 fee in order to help defray the cost of postage.

The library staff suggests a limit of three items per request due to the time restrictions put on materials by the lending libraries. A limit of ten items per month is suggested due to postage costs.

Inter-library loan materials are subject to the same overdue policy as materials owned by the Cherokee Public Library. Overdue procedures listed in the Cherokee Public Library’s policy will be followed.

Damage fees for inter-library loan materials will be paid by the Cherokee Public Library as assessed by the lending library with reimbursement charged to the patron responsible. Replacement costs for lost inter-library loan materials will be paid to the lending library by the Cherokee Public Library with reimbursement charged to the patron.