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Interlibrary Loan - Lending

Address:
Interlibrary Loan, Billings Public Library, 510 North Broadway, Billings MT 59101-1196

Loan Services
Loan services are available at no charge to the borrowing library. Billings Public Library appreciates reciprocal agreements. The Library's average turnaround on requests is five to 10 days.

Requests Accepted by US Mail or e-mail. Please direct e-mail requests to , and include the full information for the item.

Formats
The Library will lend books and Billings Gazette microfilm. Current year and/or high demand book titles will not be loaned. Microfilm is limited to 5 reels, and has a two-week loan period. The Library does not lend periodicals, reference materials, newspapers, other microforms, audiovisual materials, Montana Room or genealogy materials.

Loan Periods
The loan period for books is four weeks from the date sent. Microfilm has a two-week loan period.

Renewals
Renewals are not available for interlibrary loans.

Photocopy Services
Photocopy service is available. Copying fees are 10¢ per page if over a 10 page limit.

Postage
Borrowing libraries are not charged for postage. All items shipped by US Mail, library rate.

Packaging
Billings Public Library will accept Jiffy bags. Insurance only required when noted.

Microform Copying Servies
Reader / printer copies are available at no charge to Montana libraries and at $.25 per page (minimum charge $1) to libraries outside of Montana. Fiche-to-fiche copies are not available.

Reserves
Billings Public Library will not reserve materials for interlibrary loan requests.

Lost Items
Borrowing library is charged for lost items with the replacement cost plus a $2.50 processing fee.

Services Suspended
Interlibrary loan services may be suspended around major holidays, especially between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Codes
Billings Public Library's NUC code is MtBil. The Library's OCLC code is UJA.

Please call 406-657-8258 or email if you have any questions. Library Board Policy on Interlibrary Loans.