For items that the Transylvania County Library does not have in its collection, Interlibrary Loan service is available. However, books published within the last 12 months are not available through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are available to Transylvania County Library cardholders in good standing. There is a small fee (postage one way) for materials — normally $2.50 to $5.00. This fee is due when the item is picked up at the Circulation Desk.
For journal articles, please include in your ILL request how much you are willing to pay in photocopying fees in order to receive the material.
Audiovisual materials (cassette tapes, CDs, VHS and DVDs) are available on limited basis. We recommend that patrons first request that the Transylvania County Library purchase the item. Most libraries will NOT loan a/v materials through ILL. It may take 2-4 weeks to locate a library that is willing to loan the requested item and some materials simply are not available.
See below for the online ILL form.