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
  • Audio-visual materials such as DVDs, VHS, Music CDs, Audiocassettes, Audiobook CDs that are more than one year old can be requested. You can check publication/release dates on
  • 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.