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Interlibrary Loans

Loans at the Lodi Library Interlibrary Loan Services provide access to materials held at libraries outside Lodi Public Library. Library staff will process up to 5 items for a patron at any given time. This service is available to the holders of a valid Lodi Public Library card. If you have a temporary, or internet use card, you need to acquire a permanent card before placing a request.

What can I request through Interlibrary Services?

  • Books, media, microforms; film or fiche which are not owned by LPL
  • Copies of articles or portions of books

What cannot be requested through Interlibrary Loan Services?

  • Items published during the current and the previous year.
  • Reference books

Is there a charge for Interlibrary Loan Services?

There’s a $2.00 shipping charge for each interlibrary loan item we receive. The shipping fees will be charged to patron’s Lodi Library account, upon receipt of the item. Also, ILL Items not picked up by a patron will result in $1.00 restocking fee on top of the shipping fee.

How long does it take, and what’s the loan period? Can I renew an ILL book?

A requested item should arrive in 10 days to three weeks, depending upon how widely available it is and the location of the library sending it. The loan period will be determined by the library that is supplying the items. Patrons having items that are not returned by the end of the circulation period, the due date, will be charged $1.00/day. You may not renew an ILL book.
How do I place a request?

Please call 209-333-5503 or send e-mail to: referencelib@lodi.gov