Interlibrary Loan is a service offered to Thomas County Public Library card holders. Your card must be in good standing, meaning no fines or overdues. We will attempt to borrow books or receive articles from periodicals that are not available in PINES or Thomas County Public Library System. Try our public access catalog first before making requests in the ILL.
Requests for bestsellers, new books released in the last six months or audiovisual (CDs & audio cassettes, videos & DVDs) will not be accepted as most libraries will not loan these items. Please ask a staff member at the Thomasville Branch Circulation Desk for availablity of such materials.
Limited genealogy requests. Genealogy type books (family, county & state histories) are not usually loaned to any library. Be prepared to offer specific references from genealogy sources if wanting photocopies from these type books. Reference staff and the Heritage Room (housed at the Thomasville Branch) could be helpful in genealogy research.
TCPLS will avoid borrowing from libraries that charge if possible; in some cases the item is held only by the libraries who charge. If there are any costs for borrowing or for photocopies, patrons are responsible for these charges. The lending library pays for postage as well as ourselves when returning the item. Please pick up in a timely manner and make sure your date needed by is in a reasonable time.
Generally, the request will take about 1-3 weeks to fill. The due date is determined by the lending library; usually the length fo the loan period is two weeks. If renewal is needed, the lending library will decide if it can be renewed and what the new due date will be.
We will notify you when your book/article arrives. If we are unable to fill your request, we will contact you. Please provide as much information as possbile as requests cannot be searched by subject. The more accurate information we have, the better the results will be.
According to Interlibrary Loan Code our library borrowing privileges can be jeopardized if the books are damaged or not returned on time to the lending libraries. If a patron abuses this code, we reserve the right to revoke any interlibrary loan privileges.
RETURNS MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE CIRCULATION DESK AND NOT TO THE BOOKDROP.
Request forms can be found at the Thomasville Branch Circulation Desk. You can pre-fill out the form below and drop it at the Circulation Desk, attention to the Processing Department.