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Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows Yakima Valley Libraries card-holders to borrow books and other materials that are not owned by Yakima Valley Libraries.

Locating and receiving a requested item takes from two to six weeks. If you need the item quickly, please let us know when you make your request. Most items can be picked up at any Yakima Valley Libraries location of your choice. Microfilm can be viewed at the Downtown Yakima Library only.

Yakima Valley Libraries does not charge for interlibrary loan services and is able to fill most requests through other non-charging libraries. Some libraries, however, do charge fees ranging from $5 to $20. These costs are passed on to you, the borrower.

InterLibrary Loans - materials borrowed through ILL do not belong to Yakima Valley Libraries, and we cannot set the loan period or overdue fees. Yakima Valley Libraries can only borrow what the other library is willing to lend, and we abide by their terms for loan period and fees.

To use interlibrary loan services you must have a Yakima Valley Libraries card and no fines or fees over $10.

To place an interlibrary loan request, check YVL's catalog to make sure the item is not available locally. If the item is not available in the catalog, request a title to add to the Yakima Valley Libraries collection.

(for additional information, see the Purchase Request FAQ and Interlibrary Loan FAQ