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Borrow from another library

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.

Because of limited budget and space, the library cannot provide all materials that are requested. Therefore, interlibrary loan is used to attempt to obtain from other libraries those materials that are beyond the scope of this library's collection.  Keosauqua Public Library staff will help patrons fill out a request for the book or article they are seeking as long as the patron is in good standing with no late fees or overdue material for the previous six months.  An attempt will be made to retrieve the book through the SILO (State of Iowa Library Online) ILL (interlibrary loan) program for a fee of $1.00 per item requested. If the SILO search deems unsuccessful, the library director will then do a search through SLS (Southeastern Library Services).  There will be a maximum of four items per patron to be requested through ILL or SLS at any one time. If the book or article cannot be obtained through either process, then unfortunately there is no way to provide the request.  


In return for utilizing interlibrary loan to satisfy the needs of our patrons, the Keosauqua Public Library agrees to lend its materials to other libraries through the same interlibrary loan network, and to make an effort to have its current holdings listed in a tool that is accessible by other libraries throughout the state.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.