Interlibrary Loan Policy (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which KCPL obtains materials from other libraries for use by KCPL patrons. To be eligible for this service you must be a Kenton County resident and library cardholder with full borrowing privileges. To avoid delays, always check KCPL’s Online Catalog to see if we own before submitting I.L.L. requests. How to request an item.

Interlibrary Loan
Kenton County Public Library
Independence Branch
c/o  ILL
1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd.
Independence, KY 41051

Kenton County Public Library Inter-Library Loan Policy:

What kinds of materials are available thru ILL?

Out-of-print materials
Items missing or lost from KCPL collection
Copies of journal or newspaper articles
Microfilm or microfiche
Audiocassettes, compact discs and instructional videos and DVDs

What materials are not available thru ILL?

Current bestsellers or items in KCPL collection but currently checked out
Materials published in the last 18 months cannot be obtained (these materials should be a new item request)
Computer files and games
Rare books and other fragile, old materials
Theses and dissertations
Complete issues of magazines.
Entertainment & popular DVDs & videos
DVDs (movies older than 18 months)

Who can request an ILL?

Any Kenton County resident with a Kenton County Public Library card in good standing.

How many ILL requests?

Patrons may have a total of five interlibrary requests or transactions at one time.

How long does it take to receive an ILL item?

It can take one to eight weeks to receive the requested item.

Do you charge a fee for ILL? 

KCPL does not charge a fee for this service.

If, however, the lending library charges, we will notify the patron before placing the request.

How long can I keep interlibrary loans? 

The lending library determines the length of checkout time, usually, anywhere from two to six weeks.

Can items be renewed?

Renewals must be requested 5 days prior to actual due date.   The loaning library grants permission for renewals, not KCPL. Lending and Renewals are done solely at the discretion of the lending library—some renewal requests may be denied and an item can be recalled at any time.  If your item is non-renewable, “No Renewals” will be noted on the sticker.  KCPL has no control over initial due dates assigned.

You can call any of our reference desk for renewals:
Covington: 859-962-4071
Erlanger: 859-962-4002
William E. Durr: 859-962-4031

ILL Coordinator Varian Wilson, 859-962-4081

What are my responsibilities for overdue fees or a lost or damaged item? 

Patrons, not KCPL, responsible for fines & materials lost or damaged.  Please help us to maintain positive borrowing and lending relationships with other libraries by returning your items on time and in good shape.

Please DO NOT REMOVE the ILL sticker, paper band, or any other paperwork affixed to the book.  They are essential for quickly and accurately processing and returning materials.

If you have additional questions please call the ILL Department at 859-962-4081, or email us.

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