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Interlibrary Loan

The Portage Lake District Library houses over 46,000 items for check-out, including print books, audio books, movies, and music CDs. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for within our collection all is not lost!The PLDL provides interlibrary loan services. This gives patrons access over 9,000,000 unique titles across many formats.How a patron requests materials from another library depends on a few different factors. See the information below for more specific instructions.More information on Interlibrary loan policy can be found on our Policies page.

Requesting Interlibrary Loan Items

Can’t find a book in the PLDL catalog? Start your search in the UP with PII (Patron Initiated Interlibrary Loan).
  The PLDL is a member of the Superiorland Library Cooperative, a collection of 54 public and school libraries that share an ILS (Integrated Library System).  

Step 1.

From the PLDL catalog search page change the Library or Group to All Libraries and then try your search again. The search results returned reflect the holdings of all the libraries in the Upper Peninsula cooperative of libraries.

Step 2.

Click on the PLACE HOLD link in the item’s record.

Step 3.

Enter your library card barcode and PIN in the fields presented and click on the Log In button.

Step 4.

A dialogue box will pop-up and prompt you to now place the hold. Click Place Hold(s). Click Okay to close the dialogue box.

Step 5.

You will receive a phone call when the book arrives.
  The check-out period varies depending on the item. Renewal of interlibrary loan items is the same as PLDL materials: items may be renewed once unless another patron has placed a hold as well.
No luck with PII? Try MeLCat (Michigan-wide search).
  The PLDL participates in statewide interlibrary loan through the Library of Michigan and Michigan Collaborative for Library Services. MeLCat includes both public and academic libraries, although the level of participation and materials available vary.  


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