Interlibrary Loan Rules for Other Libraries
The Indianapolis Public Library observes the provisions of the National Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States for transactions outside the state of Indiana as well as current regional agreements and protocols within the state.
Our preferred means of accepting requests from other libraries is the OCLC ILL subsystem (our symbol is IMD). We also accept mailed requests on standard ALA ILL forms at:
Indianapolis Public Library
P.O. Box 211
Indianapolis, IN 46206
We do not accept phone requests for interlibrary loans.
We charge a $10.00 fee per item loaned to out-of-state libraries. We charge no fees to Indiana libraries except photocopy costs. Charges can be invoiced with shipment, or can use OCLC IFM.
We charge $1.00 per exposure for all photocopies done by our staff (same as our fee to our own patrons). Regional INCOLSA member libraries receive photocopies at no charge.
Materials Not Loaned on Interlibrary Loan
We will loan any materials not currently checked out from our circulating collection at Central Library, with these exceptions: AV materials; reference materials; microfilm; periodicals. We may restrict loans due to local demand, value or irreplaceability.
Our standard loan period is 9 weeks with no renewals.
We regularly deliver and receive by U.S. Mail, by United Parcel Service, and by Pillow Express (within Indiana).
Our holdings are searchable in our Online Catalog.
Interlibrary Loan Rules for Cardholders
Our Interlibrary Loan Rules for Cardholders are available on the web site.