How do I order materials not found in Linkcat?
You can request materials not found in Linkcat by filling out an Outer Library Loan (OLL) form. After filling out the form return it to the Oregon Public Library Information Desk:
Before filling out the form, please read the following General guidelines for requesting Outerlibrary Loan materials (PDF)
The length of time that it takes to receive a book via outer library loan varies, anywhere from 1-6 weeks. If you have a specific deadline, please note it. We will make every effort to have the requested materials in time.
We will not be able to get titles that have been published within the last 6 months (as listed on Amazon.com)
Owning libraries will sometimes grant renewals, Renewals of outer library loan materials are sometimes granted, but the owning library must be contacted for this. It will take 3-5 days before we know we can renew the material. Please call us as soon as you know you need to renew a material, so you aren’t charged overdue fines.
Check-out times vary from 1-3 weeks, depending on the owning library’s policy.
We ask you to take very good care of your outer library loan materials, as many of them are one-of-a-kind items, available only from a few libraries.