Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is offered to Frankfort City Library cardholders. If you would like materials that the library doesn’t own, we can request to borrow items for you from another library in the state of Kansas!
What Types of Material Can I Request?
You can request any kind of book – fiction, nonfiction, children’s etc. You can request items in several forms including large print, audiobook CD and others. You can also request DVDs. We are able to request more than one copy of a book or DVD for book clubs or classrooms. You can request a new book just published, but occasionally it is unavailable until it is older than 6 months. We will make every attempt to borrow it.
How Do I Place an ILL Request?
ILL requests can be made in person at the library, by phone at 785-292-4320, via message to our Facebook page or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the material you are looking for as well as the author or other identifying information.
Is There a Fee?
There is no fee for this service. The Frankfort City Library belongs to a courier service that delivers books every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We do gratefully accept donations for the annual cost of the courier.
How Will I Know When My Item Arrives?
You will be contacted by phone, email or Facebook message, according to your preference, when your item is available for pick up. It normally takes about 5- 7 business days for an item to arrive.
How Long Can I Keep ILL Items?
The length of time you will be able to have the material is determined by the lending library. Three to four weeks after you receive the item is common. Each item will have a form with the due date in the front when you receive it. If you wish to renew, contact the Frankfort Library and they can let you know if that is available. Patrons are asked to take extra care with borrowed items, as we must remain in good standing with other lending libraries in order to continue the service with them. A patron who has lost or damaged any material MUST reimburse that library.
This is a very popular service for the libraries of Kansas. We appreciate the State Library of Kansas developing this as an outreach program.