How do I Reserve an Item?
If the item you want is checked out, it may be reserved for you by contacting a staff member at the Adult or Youth Services desks, or by requesting the item on the RAILS Online catalog at My Account When the item becomes available, you will be contacted. Contact may be made by phone or email, as you prefer.
There is generally no fee for this service. If there is one, you will be contacted for permission, prior to us obtaining the materials.
Loan periods,usage restrictions and renewal options are at the discretion of the lending library.
The Interlibrary Loan process varies for materials to arrive. Materials that are being borrowed from outside Illinois may take up to one week or longer to arrive. It is not unusual for materials to take several weeks when coming from other states. Bellwood Library cannot guarantee the availability of materials or how quickly they will arrive.
Important: Please be aware tht the person whose library card was used to reserve materials is the one who may pick them up.