Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

2-InterlibraryloanItems that are not owned by Laramie County Library System may be requested through interlibrary loan (ILL). Requests may be placed at any Ask Here desk or through WYLDCat, the online catalog. We can request books, books on tape/CD, music CDs, movies, video games and magazine/journal articles.

Charges:

$2 for each request
50 cents for items not picked up by the date on the notice
10 cents per page for printed articles
$2 ($3 for out-of-state items) if the rubber band, label, or laminated tag attached to items are not returned.
Additional charges may apply if lending library charges a fee.

Most items will arrive within a week, but it may take longer if an item is shipped from out of state or is difficult to find. We will notify you by letter or e-mail when the item is available. Please check the hold pick-up shelf on the first floor for your item (in Cheyenne).

Genealogy ILLs

Wyoming residents may request genealogy materials owned by the Laramie County Library System through their local county or community college library. There is no fee for loans of genealogy materials to Wyoming library patrons. Genealogical books and microforms are loaned for in-library use only for a three-week period and renewals are not allowed. The physical condition and amount of local use may prevent the loan of some materials, but arrangements for obtaining information contained in the materials are usually possible. Genealogy materials are not loaned out of state, but we are often able to locate specific information to scan or copy.

We may be able to borrow genealogical materials from other libraries for in-library use, at a charge of $2 per request. Requests may be placed in the Special Collections room or by contacting Special Collections Librarian Elaine Hayes.

Information for Libraries Wishing to Borrow Items From LCLS

Our OCLC symbol is WYL and we prefer requests through OCLC whenever possible. If OCLC is not an option, please use the ALA ILL form or similar and send requests by email, fax (307.773.7204) or mail (2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001).  We will consider requests from the United States and Canada.

We do not charge lending fees or shipping costs. We charge borrowing fees of $2 for four days on DVDs and video games (this is the same fee charged to our own patrons). Most items check out for three weeks and have the possibility of renewal by contacting us four days before the item is due. Please return AV material in boxes.