Note: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items incur a $2 fee per item, and Prescott Public Library must be your home library to use this service.
If the item you’re looking for isn’t available in our catalog, has an older publication date, or is out of print, you can request the item through Interlibrary Loan. A $2 fee will be collected when you pick up the item. This fee is to help offset the cost of return postage. Find more information about Interlibrary Loans below or call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526.
Placing your Interlibrary Loan request
Call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526, email us, or proceed to WorldCat Discovery. IMPORTANT: for best search results within WorldCat Discovery, be sure to click the green slider on the left menu titled “group related editions” so that it becomes grey.
Learn More About Interlibrary Loans
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows Prescott Public Library patrons to borrow materials from libraries outside the Yavapai Library Network. In turn, PPL loans materials to other requesting libraries throughout the United States. Use Interlibrary Loan when an item is unavailable through the Yavapai Library Network and Prescott Public Library is unable to purchase the item.
In order to place an ILL request, you must have a Prescott Public Library card with correct contact information and your card must be in good standing (fines cannot be $10 or more). You may order up to six items at a time through Interlibrary Loan. Please be patient—requests can take four to six weeks.
You will be notified when the ILL item has been received by the library. The item may then be picked up at the 1st floor Check Out Desk. You have 10 days to pick up the item before it is returned to the lending library.
A $2 fee to help offset the cost of return postage will be collected when you pick up the item. This fee will still be charged to the patron account if the item is not picked up and may result in the loss of ILL privileges.
Please return items directly to a Check Out Desk on the 1st or 2nd floor. Please do not return ILL items in bookdrops or to other libraries in the network.
A $1 per day overdue fee will be charged per item. Failure to return materials on time may result in the loss of ILL privileges.
If you need to renew an ILL item, call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526 or the Interlibrary Loan Desk at 928.777.1510 before the due date. If the lending library declines the renewal, the item must be returned by the original due date. Items may be renewed one time.