Interlibrary Loan FAQ

What items may be borrowed on interlibrary loan?

  • Books not owned by the Oshkosh/Winnefox Library System and published more than 12 months ago. You can check publication dates on amazon.com.
  • Audio-visual materials such as DVDs, VHS, Music CDs, Audiocassettes, CD-ROMs, Audiobook CDs that are more than one year old can be requested. You can check publication/release dates on amazon.com.
  • Note: Some libraries do not loan any audio-visual items. These restrictions are placed by the loaning institution and are not negotiable.

What is the loan period?

  • The loaning institution determines the checkout period. Generally, loan periods are one to four weeks from the time the library receives the item. Some items are not available for checkout and may only be used in the library. This restriction usually applies to microfilm and rare books.

Can I renew items?

  • Oshkosh Public Library does not renew items.
  • Please consider limiting the number of items you request at any one time so that you have enough time to read, view or listen to the items you receive when item(s) arrive.
  • Items may not be re-requested a second time until 8 weeks after the original due date.