See You in the Stacks Adult Newsletter

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An Iconic Walk Through the Interlibrary Loan Process


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a little-known free service offered to Rio Rancho library card holders. This service is a collaborative partnership between the Rio Rancho Libraries and a vast network of public and academic libraries all across the United States. ILL is used for borrowing items not owned by the Rio Rancho Public Libraries. For example, if a customer wants to read the book, Rage, by Richard Bachman, which is very hard to find and not part of the RRPL’s collection, he/she would simply request the book through interlibrary loan. ILL is used by anyone who has a need to obtain remote materials of interest to them. Community members, researchers, students, authors, and lifelong learners have access to books, journal articles, newspaper articles, book chapters, theses, dissertations, DVDs and music CDs.


The icons below illustrate the steps necessary for obtaining such remote materials.

Do you want a book, article, DVD or CD that the Rio Rancho Libraries do not have? Request an interlibrary loan through the Rio Rancho Libraries. Access the ILL request form using the City of Rio Rancho's website. Fill out the request form online or call the library for assistance. Materials are requested from other libraries and mailed to the Rio Rancho Libraries. Waiting time ranges from one to six weeks. You receive an email or phone call telling you when your material has arrives and which library is holding it. Pick up your material at the service desk at either library. Renew your material three days prior to the due date if you need more time. Return materials when you are done.

Interlibrary loan opens up the possibilities of accessing materials from anywhere within the United States, making your Rio Rancho Library card an amazing resource for borrowing all types of information and entertainment.


If you would like more information about interlibrary loans, or would like to request an ILL, please visit the library website @ or call your library @ 891.5013 for Loma Colorado or 891.5012 for Esther Bone.