Borrow from another library
Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.
The Sioux Center Public Library gladly serves the various needs of our patrons by obtaining items that are not found at our library. Patrons may call or ask at the circulation desk to request an item. Please provide us with the title and author of the item requested. The library also fills requests for magazine, newpaper, and journal articles for these requests please include the name of the publication, date published, name of article, and author if possible. A $2.00 fee is assessed to your library account in order to help pay for postage to fill a request. Items may be checked out for two weeks. Renewal is dependent upon lending library.
Sioux Center Public Library Interlibrary Loan Policy:
The Sioux Center Public Library Board of Trustees supports participation in and use of regional state and nation-wide interlibrary networks. The library is a member of Open Access and Access Plus (formerly Net-Lender) programs with the State of Iowa.
Requests for loans:
Patron requests will be made by filling out an interlibrary loan request form available at the circulation desk. The librarian on duty will determine the validity of the request and, in the case of high-demand, reference, or new materials may at their discretion forward it to the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) librarian or the director for further evaluation prior to ordering.
Patrons are limited to no more than 5 books per month and 5 articles per week. In the case of a report or special topic, staff can, at their discretion, order more than 5 items for a patron.
- There is a fee of $2.00 for each interlibrary loan. In special cases the librarian on duty can waive the fee.
- The patron assumes full responsibility for any fees associated with the obtaining of materials and for all fees for late, damaged, or lost materials.
- Patrons must be in good standing to order materials through interlibrary loan.