The Bentonville Public Library offers interlibrary loan (ILL) service to BPL cardholders in good standing.  This service is not available to patrons with a temporary internet card or a three month temporary card.  The library reserves the right to refuse to borrow items.

Interlibrary Loan Overview

Patron will fill out a request for an interlibrary loan item, realizing that after submission, it may take several weeks to get a response for the request. 

Interlibrary loan materials will be checked out to BPL patrons for a two week period, which will begin upon notification that materials are ready to be picked up.  Renewals are not allowed.

Interlibrary loan items will be picked up and returned at the Reference Desk.  ILL items may not be returned via the book drops.

For BPL’s complete ILL Policy, click here.  Please contact the Reference Desk for assistance at 479-271-6815 or email hhays@bentonvillear.com.

Terms of Service

In order to provide the best level of service to all Bentonville Public Library cardholders, patrons may have no more than three interlibrary loan requests in process at any time. 

Patrons wishing to request interlibrary loan materials must be 18 or older.

Fines & Fees

Patrons will be assessed a $2.00 cost-recovery fee per interlibrary loan request. 

Fines for overdue ILL items are $1.00 per day, with a $10.00 maximum overdue fee.

Replacement costs for lost or damaged ILL items are assessed by the loaning library, plus a processing charge of $5.00.  All associated costs regarding lost or damaged items will be passed along to the patron. 

ILL Request Form

BPL patrons may request an interlibrary loan item by submitting our ILL request form

Lending to Other Libraries

Bentonville Library is a member of Amigos and adheres to the Amigos Resource Sharing Agreement and the American Library Association’s Interlibrary Loan Code.  BPL participates in ILL as both a “requesting” and “supplying” library.

The following items are not available for loan from BPL:  reference items, genealogy items, newspapers, magazines, videos, audiobooks, CDs, microfiche and microfilm, GED or other study guides, or any item published within the last six months.

Other libraries may request an ILL from Bentonville Library by submitting our lending form.

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