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InterLibrary Loans



What is InterLibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan is a service provided by Colleton County Memorial Library to enable patrons to use items that are not owned by the library or available through the SCLends consortium. Libraries throughout the state and the country are contacted to see if any of them are willing to lend a particular item.

Who can borrow items through InterLibrary Loan?

Any patron of Colleton County Memorial Library who does not have library fines that excess of $10 may request items through ILL.

What kinds of items can I order?

The easiest items to obtain are books and photocopies from journals. Very few libraries lend certain formats, such as rare books, current-year publications, genealogical materials, microfilm, and reference books. Any item already owned or ordered by the Colleton County Memorial Library may not be obtained through InterLibrary Loan, even if the item cannot be checked out. Exceptions will be made for damaged, missing, or lost items. For items that have been published or released within the last 6 months, please submit a suggestion for purchase to


Is there a charge for using the InterLibrary Loan service?

Most ILL’s are free; however, the lending library may set loan conditions and fees. All additional costs are passed on to the patron. Patrons will be advised of any charges before requests are placed with lenders. Charges will be assessed for lost and damaged materials. Items lost or damaged will be charged to the patron at a fee assessed by the lending library.

How can I reach the Interlibrary Loan Department?

By phone: 843-549-5621 Ext. 3 (voicemail is available)

By e-mail:

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