Answered By: Reference Staff Last Updated: May 11, 2017 Views: 2068
Yes, the Sonoma County Library has an "Interlibrary Loan" service for getting access to books, articles and some other materials from libraries around the world.
The best, most up-to-date information on this service can be found on the Sonoma County Library website under "Interlibrary Loan".
- The only way I can find the link to ILL is by going to FAQs. Please make the link more accessible, on the Search page, in Library services, etc.!
- Thanks for your comment. Sorry the link seems hard to find! You can get to the link from the home page of our catalog (find.sonomalibrary.org) under "Books from Other Libraries" or when you do a search and get no results ("Request an item from other libraries"). We are always trying to improve our site and will do our best to make a better pathway to Interlibrary Loan--thank you for the feedback.
- How do I request a book through ILL?
I searched for the book, including SEARCH OTHER LIBRARIES, and it gave me a list of other libraries; and options like "CITE, LINK, EMAIL....."
but it does not tell me HOW to request books through ILL !!!
- Hi there!
It sounds like you were very close to the request button. If you are in the list of book results on your search on Worldcat, if you click on one of the titles, you get to see the full information on the book; from that page, there is a green Availability tab with a button below that says "Request it;" that will take you to our request form.
Occasionally you will find e-books and other formats in Worldcat that we can't actually request. If you don't see the "Request it" button you might need to try "editions and formats" to try to find a print version. If a particular book seems elusive, please don't hesitate to give us a call or drop by to see if we can help!