To The Daily Sun,
Some may think access to information, books and even DVDs is limited to what we have available at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. We're certainly proud of what we have. But, did you know that through our connection with the N.H. State Library, the residents in our small town actually have access to almost all library materials in the entire state?
It isn't possible for any one library to contain all the books its patrons might want or need. By sharing resources, libraries who participate in the State of New Hampshire's inter-library loan system can offer their patrons much greater options in borrowing materials.
Here's how it works. If you can't find what you're looking for when you browse the stacks at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library, ask one of the librarians to check to see if the item is part of the collection. If it isn't, you may request to borrow the book, movie, music CD or audiobook as an "ILL".
A few frequently asked questions: How much does using this service cost? Nothing! It is absolutely free for Gilmanton Year-Round Library patrons.
How long will it take for my book (movie, music CD, audiobook) to come in? Items generally take one to two weeks to arrive, depending on the location of the lending library. A librarian will call you when your requested items arrive. Simply pick them up at your earliest convenience.
How long can I keep the materials? It depends on the rules of the lending library, but generally, three to four weeks.
Using this system can be a great cost cutting measure, not only for individuals, but for home-schooling families and educators as well.
Last year alone the Gilmanton Year-Round Library lent over one thousand items to participating libraries' patrons and our patrons requested AND RECEIVED nearly five hundred items in the same time frame. We hope to count you too as a satisfied user of the inter-library loan system soon!
Board of Directors
Gilmanton Year-Round Library