Interlibrary Loan FAQs
Link to Firstsearch ILL Database
Interlibrary loan is a transaction in which the Marshall Public Library borrows materials directly from another library on behalf of a patron, or another library borrows materials from the Marshall Public Library on behalf of its patron.
Only people for whom Marshall Public Library is their HOME LIBRARY can request ILLs. This is your HOME library if you live within the city limits of Pocatello. If you live outside of the Pocatello city limits you may choose to make Marshall Public Library your HOME library by paying a yearly fee.
Books, audio books, CDs, photocopies of magazine articles, etc. Some libraries will also lend videos and DVDs.
Your name, current mailing address, and telephone number.
Your current Marshall Public Library card number (all 14 digits).
For Books: author, title, date of publication and any other helpful information, such as where you heard about the book.
For Magazines/articles: author, article title, periodical title; volume, number, date, and page of article, as well as the maximum cost you are willing to pay for photocopies.
Interlibrary loan requests can be sent through the Internet. Call the library for more information and passwords, then go to firstsearch.oclc.org/ to complete your request. After entering the authorization and password, you will enter the OCLC database. Decide if you want to search only Idaho Libraries (LiLI Unlimited) or WorldCat, which is the drop-down menu. Click on the one you want.
Search until you find the item you want. If you see Marshall Public Library next to your choice, the library owns that item, and it can't be requested througth ILL. Notice that you may narrow your search by clicking on book or visual or other options.
When you have found the item you want, click on the ILL icon near the top of the page. Fill in the personal information, then click the gray submit button. The request then goes to the ILL system in the Library, and the ILL Department will complete your transaction.
Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and generally will be available within two weeks. We cannot, however, guarantee that we will be able to find the item you want or guarantee a delivery date.
You are able to request up to five interlibrary loans per week free of charge. Failure to pick up your interlibrary loan will result in a five dollar fee. All photocopy fees from the lending library will be your responsibility.
You are responsible for paying all costs of replacement.
There is a limit of five requests per week.
You must use your own library card.
Your card must be free of fines and overdue items.
Check-out time is 2 weeks with no renewals.
Libraries often won’t lend items that were published less than a year ago. You may recommend that the Library purchase these items for our collection by filling out a book suggestion card.
Interlibrary Loan Lending (to other libraries)
Requests are accepted in the following formats:
ALA forms or OCLC online and may be sent in the following manner:
- Interlibrary Loan
- Marshall Public Library
- 113 South Garfield Ave.
- Pocatello, ID 38024
PHONE: 208-232-1263 ext. 21
No charge to borrowing libraries, except for lost items.
Storage, Partners for Prosperity (P4P), ebooks, Idaho Archives, Reference. We will do photocopies. We DO lend AV.
The Library owns the local newspaper on microfilm: Pocatello Tribune Jan. 12, 1895 – Sep. 29, 1949 and the Idaho State Journal Oct 1, 1949 to the present. These do NOT circulate, however photocopies of select pages can be made.
4 weeks. Renewals OK, except on AV materials and NEW items.
We try to process requests within 24 hours (working) of receipt and send by U.S. mail at Library Rate.