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Interlibrary Loans
What is an Interlibrary Loan?
If the Alexander Mitchell Public Library does not have the title (book, movie, music, etc.) you are looking for, it can be borrowed from other libraries in the United States- interlibrary loan. Items are picked up at and returned to AMPL. This is a free service with the exception of music CDs and special instances. Music CDs are $1 per filled request.

Requesting an Interlibrary Loan Online

To request an interlibrary loan (ILL), use WorldCat or the South Dakota Library Network System and follow the instructions below.

WorldCat Instructions
  1. On any AMPL webpage, click the “WorldCat website” link on the bottom left side of the page.
  2. Enter your library card number and password (your last name).
  3. Type in the title of your item in the “Keyword” or “Title” spaces (if you know the author or any other information, enter it, too).
  4. Click “Enter”.
  5. When the list of items appears, click the title of the item you wish to request.
  6. Click the ILL button at the top of the page. The ILL button looks like this:  ILL Button
  7. Enter your information in the blue starred spaces and click “Submit”.


South Dakota Library Network System Instructions
Using the the online catalog, when you have found the record for the item you want, select the words "Interlibrary Loan Request" toward the top of the screen. A pop-up box will bring up the item record with your name and patron information already filled in. You just need to fill in the deadline date to indicate the last date you would accept the item (use the format YYYYMMDD when filling in the date). Then select "Go" at the bottom of the pop-up box screen.


Contact Us
If you have any questions, please call the Alexander Mitchell Public Library at (605) 626-7097 or e-mail us at: .

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