Interlibrary Loans (ILLs)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides access to articles, books, or other materials that are not available at the Bonham Public Library. Because we are getting material from another library, materials may take 2 weeks or more to arrive, depending on availability. The lending period is at the discretion of the lending library.

Please remember that these materials do not belong to the Bonham Public Library.

Any damage (water, smoke, tears or etc.) may incur a cost for the patron.

If you need a journal article, book, or other loanable material that the Bonham Public Library System does not own, the Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will attempt to get it for you. You may request or have active two items at any one time.

Interlibrary loans require a payment of $3 when the loan arrives. This defrays the cost of postage to return the item to the library of origin. Failure to pick up an item will result in a $3 handling charge.

Tips on Using the Interlibrary Loan Form

  • When searching for an item, you will see a list of libraries owning the item. This is information for you to consult, you do not need to pick one of these libraries. The ILL system will make the choice based on availability.
  • If the Bonham Public Library owns the desired item, you cannot request it through Interlibrary Loan, but you can search the library catalog and place a hold there.
  • Under "Choose a Library," pick Bonham Public Library.
  • If you do not have an email address, type "none." The preferred method of contact is email. However, if you do not have an email address, staff will contact you by the phone number you provide us.
  • Please check the library's catalog before requesting an item. You may reserve (place a hold request) on items that we own but are currently not available due to being checked out, in mending, or on order.
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Interlibrary Loan Request

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