Borrow from another library
Libraries borrow books and other materials from each other using the SILO inter-library loan system. Requests are handled electronically, which means people get the materials they need much more quickly. Even the smallest library is able to both borrow and provide materials to other libraries.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.
- Patrons must have a current Library card and no outstanding fines or assessments to be eligible for SILO service.
- There is a $3.00 charge for this service to cover postage. Before making the request, the library requires this amount to be paid in advance. Once the item arrives, patrons have use of the item for one month.
- This Library will not request items which have been published within the last 6 months. Libraries purchase items for their own patrons and those patrons must have access to the items first. We employ the same policy here, refusing any request of an item on our new book shelf until our borrowers have had the chance to enjoy it first.
- In addition, as part of the statewide Open Access program, LeCompte Memorial Public Library patrons may acquire borrower cards at other Iowa Libraries and checkout materials at those Libraries. Those materials can then be returned to the LeCompte Memorial Public Library and will be mailed back to the lending Library at no cost to the patron.