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InterLibrary Loan

When requested, materials not owned by the library may be borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan Service.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

For questions regarding interlibrary loan or to request an item or renewal of an interlibrary loan item contact: Carol at 606.436.2475

The Perry County Public Library participates in the national interlibrary loan program that permits the library to borrow materials for its patrons from other libraries year-round. Being a member of Solinet, the Perry County Public Library will abide with the rules and privileges of Solinet members.

This interlibrary loan service is available to all patrons whose record is clear of fines and overdue items. Books and photocopies of articles form periodicals not owned by the Perry County Public Library may be requested for loan through interlibrary loan via mail, e-mail, telephone, or in-person provided patron can allow time for shipping and postal delays due to major holidays, etc. Recordings, microfilm, and genealogy materials may be requested but are often difficult to obtain. Items owned by the library, but checked out to another patron, may not be borrowed through interlibrary loan.

The Perry County Public Library does not charge for interlibrary loan service, except for those patrons who do not live, work, attend school, or own property in Perry County who will be charged $5.00 per item. Every attempt will be made to borrow items from libraries that do not charge fees for loaning materials. If a patron does not wish to borrow an item if charges are imposed (such as insurance fees, lending fees, photocopying charges), this must be stipulated when the request is made. Fines for overdue materials, charges and other processing costs for lost items will vary with the lending library and are the responsibility of the patron.

Patrons may request a maximum of five books/materials at one time. The lending library determines availability, circulation period and renewals of interlibrary loan materials. Rerquests that staff determines violate copyright laws will not be accepted. Photocopies recieved through interlibrary loan will be stamped with a notice of copyright.

The Perry County Public Library may attempt to have photocopies faxed; however, the lending library determines the ultimate method used.

Patrons who fail to return interlibrary loan items shall be barred from this service and from borrowing items from the Perry County Public Library until the return of, or payment for the items is made. Habitual abuse will result in a permanent ban.

When items are received, the patron that made the request must be the person to pick up the item(s). Items that are not picked up by the patron within five days after notification will be returned to the lending library. Patrons failing to pick up interlibrary loan materials in three separate instances shall be required to pre-pay $2.00 per item to cover shipping costs on all subsequent interlibrary loan requests.

Approved by the Perry County Public Library Board of Trustees on February 6, 2006.


The library will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons wishing to make use of library facilities or services. If such accommodation is required, patrons are asked to notify any library employee.

Perry County Public Library
289 Black Gold Blvd. | Hazard, KY 41701 | 606-436-2475 | 606-436-4747 | f: 606-436-0191 |