Interlibrary Loan gives you the opportunity to check out materials from a network of libraries, multiplying your Clearview Library District borrowing power. With a single search you can identify and borrow materials from other locations and have them delivered to the Windsor Library or Severance Library through the statewide courier system. 

We provide access to the Interlibrary Loan network Prospector. Prospector is a unified catalog of academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector, you have access to more than 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos, and other materials.

How to Use Interlibrary Loan

Step 1: Search the Clearview Library District Catalog
Check that we don’t already have the item in our catalog. If we have an item in our catalog, place it on hold.

Step 2: Search Prospector
Search for your item in Prospector. Once you find what you are looking for, click the “Request It” button. You will then be asked to authenticate. Choose Alliance - Clearview Library District from the dropdown; enter your full name, entire library card number, and pick up location; and click the “Submit” button. 

Please be aware that while Prospector allows you to place more than seven requests at a time, only seven ILLs per library card may be checked out at any given time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Interlibrary Loan team?

To reach our Interlibrary Loan team, email or call the Help Desk 970-686-5603.

How long will it take to get my requested item(s) through Interlibrary Loan?

Depending on availability, some items may arrive within 10 days; others may take several weeks. Generally, an item takes two to four weeks to arrive. All requests are subject to cancellation by the loaning library at any time.

How many Interlibrary Loan items can I check out?

You may have up to seven items checked out at any given time.

What types of items aren't available through Interlibrary Loan?

New releases (books or media published in the last six months); textbooks; licensed computer software; non-circulating reference materials or one of a kind items; e-materials; entire volumes or issues of periodicals; or rare / valuable items are not available through Interlibrary Loan.

How long is the loan period for Interlibrary Loan materials?

The loan period is 21 days for print materials with up to one renewal if the lending library allows. Media materials can be checked out for seven days. Most DVDs, CDs, and videotapes cannot be renewed. Some libraries lend TV series for more than seven days without renewals.

Are there any fees or fines for Interlibrary Loan?

There are no fees to checkout items through Interlibrary Loan. You will be fined $0.25 per day for an overdue Interlibrary Loan item, and, if the item is lost or damaged, you will be charged $25.00.

How will I be notified when my Interlibrary Loan request(s) are available to check out?

You will be notified as soon as the requested materials have arrived and are ready for check out. We’ll notify you by email, text message, or by phone. The materials will be kept on the Interlibrary Loan hold shelf at the Windsor-Severance Library for five days. Materials not picked up by day six will be returned to the lending library. 

You must have your library card to check out your Interlibrary Loan item(s).

I need multiple copies of a book for a book club. What should I do?

There is a book club program run through Colorado State Library that has book club bags available for libraries to borrow. These bags contain 10 books and a binder with questions for the participants. Visit the Colorado State Library Bookclub Resource page. Please email with the name of the book club bag you'd like to borrow, and we will request it for you. Once the book club bag arrives and is ready, we’ll notify you. The check out time for a book club bag is typically five weeks.