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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)


Items 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.

There is a charge of $2.00 per request and a 50 cent fee if you do not pick up the item by the date indicated on the notice. If we print an article, there is a fee of 10 cents per page. Please return the paper band or label and laminated tag attached to the item; there is a fee of $2.00 ($3.00 for out-of-state items) if they are not returned. If the lending library charges a fee, the borrower must agree to the fee before the item will be sent.

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. New books, textbooks and reference books may be difficult to obtain. 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.

Most books and books on tape/CD can be checked out for three weeks. Most movies and music can be checked out for one week. Renewals may be possible; please contact the third floor Ask Here desk before your item is due.

If you have any questions, contact us at:
Phone: 307-773-7233

ILLs and Genealogy Materials

Wyoming residents can 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 microfiche 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 material are usually possible.

The library may also loan materials to out-of-state residents. Requests should be placed through the borrower’s local library and a fee of $18 per volume must be paid in advance. Materials are loaned for in-library use only for a three-week period and renewals are not allowed.

The library can often borrow genealogical materials from other libraries for in-library use, at a charge of $2.00 per request. Requests may be placed in the Special Collections room or by contacting:
Elaine Hayes
Special Collections Librarian
Phone: 307-773-7232

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.