BOOKS AND MORE
PPL Library Card
Fill out the online form above.
Visit the Library’s Adult or Youth Service Desks.
Email your request to ILL@PPLonline.org
Call the library at 620-231-8110.
Books, magazine articles, videos, audio books, microfilm and genealogical material, just to name a few. We’ll try to get just about anything, but there are some items libraries will not lend under any circumstances. Reference books, rare books or some titles that are less than one year old are not lendable.
We can usually get items in 10 days to two weeks but keep in mind that it may take up to 3-4 weeks. Staff cannot guarantee when an item will arrival.
The library will call or email you when your item has arrived and you will have about three days to stop by and pick it up. We will always let you know if the item you requested is unavailable.
Pittsburg Public Library does not charge for this service. Most of the lending libraries also provide free ILL service.
Interlibrary loan books usually check out for two weeks. Because loan periods are set by the lending library, this can vary. Be sure to find out the due date when you check out an item.
Usually not. If circumstances require you to request an extension, please allow us enough time to contact the lending library (at least three days). If the item can be renewed, we will notify you of the new due date (and keep in mind it may not be an additional two weeks). If it cannot be renewed, we’ll let you know that too! If a renewal request is denied, you are responsible for returning the item on the original due date to avoid overdue fines.
No. Subject requests are not possible. Interlibrary loan requests are for specific library items only.
Overdue charges on ILL items are the same as PPL items: 10 cents per day with a three day grace period. If materials are not returned within four weeks after the due date, a bill for the cost of materials will be sent to the patron. The cost of damage to materials beyond reasonable wear or the loss of materials will be determined by the lending library and charged to the patron.
You may return ILL materials to the Pittsburg Public Library or to either one of our convenient outdoor book drops, unless otherwise noted. Some items need to be brought inside, please check first.
Patrons may request up to four interlibrary loan items at any one time.
Pittsburg Public Library is pleased to announce a new service for our patrons called Author Alerts. Author Alerts sends you an email or text message alert when the library orders a new book by any of your favorite authors. Please click here to get signed up. Enjoy!
Dear Reader Online Book Clubs: Join our Email Book Clubs. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start new books. Sign up and start reading. A free service of Pittsburg Public Library.
What’s Next Database: Need to know what book is next in a series? Check out this helpful database.