If there is an item in another library that you are interested in and you have an Antioch library card, we can have the item sent to us through interlibrary loan.
The only restrictions on interlibrary loan are as follows:
- We cannot order items that are less than six months old and may not be able to get items older than that if they are too popular. In most cases we purchase these items for our own collection rather than borrow them.
- Requests are limited to 5 per week per patron.
- As with any borrowing privileges, patrons must be in good standing with us in order to borrow from another library.
We cannot guess when an interlibrary loaned item will come in, as it depends entirely on the lending library. We do ask that patrons follow up with requests if they have not heard back within two weeks of placing the request.
Once we've received an item, most materials except videos are loaned for two weeks; most videos for one week. Again, it depends on the lending library.
You can now order ILL books from home.
How to Request an Item through Interlibrary Loan
You must have an Antioch library card in order to place interlibrary loans. In addition, you must have a pin number set up in circulation.
Go to www.apld.info. Click on the "Research Center" link. Click on "Click here to Access the Following Databases."
Enter your library barcode and pin number. Choose OCLC Worldcat from the alphabetic list under the search boxes.
Search for the item you wish to request. When you are in the record for the item, click on the "Borrow this Item from Another Library" link.
Fill in the required fields and click "Submit."
If you would like, you can set up a Worldcat user account at the My Account link at the top of the page. If you do this, it will automatically fill in the request form for you, and you will be able to track the status of the request when you are logged in.