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Interlibrary Loan Policy

The Library will lend books from our collection to other libraries using the same rules that apply to our regular patrons, which are: 2 week checkout period and 10 cents a day overdue charge. Reference and Genealogy books are not checked out. Borrowing Libraries must send a mailing label and postage (stamps or check) to Richards Memorial Library before we will ship the book.  The Library must be able to verify that the Interlibrary Loan request is coming from a Library in the Texas State Library System and that the transaction is authorized by that Library.

Exceptions are:

New Books - Books that have been in the Library for less than 6 months will not be checked out to other libraries.

 We will not put holds on books for interlibrary loan patrons.

 A book is considered to be returned to our Library by the postmark.

The borrowing library accepts responsibility for any checkout once it has been mailed.

The Library will not lend audio, or audiovisual materials.