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InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Service

ILL (Interlibrary Loan)

Can’t find what you are looking for in the library system’s online catalog? We borrow and loan books to many libraries around Mississippi. However, books published within the last 6 (six) months cannot be requested. If you would like the Laurel-Jones County Library System, Inc. to borrow an item for you from another library, follow these steps:

Check the Laurel-Jones County Library System online catalog to be sure we do not have the item in our collection.

To request a book that we do not own, sign into your account from the online catalog by clicking the person icon at the top right of the screen. After logging in, click the three parallel horizontal lines (the “hamburger” icon). Click Suggest Item. Fill and submit the form. Only one item can be requested per submission.

To request the book in person, go to the circulation desk of either library. Fill out a paper ILL form completely and legibly. Incomplete and/or illegible forms will be discarded. Place the form in the appropriate container. Only one item may be requested per paper form.

The library system is happy to provide ILL services free of charge. Please use ILL services wisely. It costs the library system approximately $8 per request for shipping and processing. If you fail to pick-up a requested item, your account will be charged $5 for each item. Late fees assessed on ILL items are $5 per day per ILL item not returned on time. If the ILL item is lost or damaged, you will be charged a replacement cost.

Due to the rising cost of shipping, there is a limit of five (5) requests per month per person on all books except Picture/Easy. There is a limit of two (2) requests per month on Picture/Easy books.

The wait time for an ILL request is typically four (4) weeks, but the process can take longer. Please note that requests are not processed during the week of Thanksgiving and from December 15th through the first business day of January.

We can only borrow physical books at this time. Requests for audio books, DVDs, etc. will be discarded.

ILL is only for library card holders over the age of 18 with accounts in good standing.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about ILL.

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