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Anyone with a McKinney Public Library card in good standing may request an ILL, although this service is not available to Job Corps students.
The following types of material often are not available through ILL:
You may request or have active five items at any one time.
Since the item may come from anywhere in the United States, requests generally take two to three weeks to arrive.
The loaning library determines the due date. Most materials have a two to three week loan period. Photocopied journal articles are yours to keep.
One renewal may be requested at least one week in advance of the due date. Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library. Renewals cannot be requested for overdue items.
It is unlikely that a library will allow an item to be loaned for that length of time. If an item is still needed after the initial loan and renewal, we can request another copy once the first has been returned.
Usually, there is no charge for the ILL service. However, some libraries do charge for photocopies or to loan materials. In this case, McKinney library staff will notify you and ask if you are willing to pay the charge before we finalize the request. Also, you are responsible for any fines and/or replacement costs levied by the lending library that you might incur.
Please contact McKinney Library staff should this occur. The loaning library decides the amount to pay for an item and if replacements are acceptable.