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Newly published items within the last six months and Best Sellers are not available through the Colorado SWIFT service due to high levels of demand at the lending libraries.
Requesting an item that is already held in the Clearview District Library’s collection or an item that is not available from SWIFT due to high demand, will result in the order going to an “Idle” status. Contact the Clearview Library District staff for assistance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I contact the Interlibrary Loan Department?
How long will it take?
Depending on availability, some items may arrive within 10 days; others may take several weeks.
Would the Clearview Library District consider purchasing the item I am interested in for the library collection?
Yes. Interlibrary Loan requests are reviewed by our acquisitions librarian and considered for purchase and inclusion in the collection.
How many items can I request?
Up to seven (7) Interlibrary Loan requests may be active at one time.
How much does it cost?
Over 90% of Interlibrary Loans are done at no direct cost to the patron; items not available in Colorado will incur a charge of $5.00. When placing your order selecting ‘yes’ when asked if you are willing to pay authorizes the Colorado Virtual Library to look outside Colorado to fill your order.
What types of items are not available through Interlibrary Loan?
Items in the Clearview Library District collection; best sellers; newly published items; licensed computer software, E-Books, entire volumes or issues of periodicals, rare or valuable items.
How long is the loan period?
Loan periods vary and are determined by the lending library. When you pick up an item the due date will be indicated and items may not be renewed.
If you’d like to read the Interlibrary Loan Policy click here.