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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is when libraries borrow items from each other. If you want something that we don't have, we will contact other libraries to find it for you!

How it works

  1. Fill out a form at the front desk.
  2. Wait for another library to mail the item to the Brigham Library.
  3. Borrow it.
  4. Return it.
  5. Brigham Library mails the item back for you!

Because we are unable to accept digital ILL requests at this time, all ILL requests must be made through the "Purchase Request" form (available at the front desk).

Book Buzz

Book Buzz is a state-wide book club service. Groups can request up to 15 copies of a book from Utah's State Library (USL). Sets are mailed to your local library and check out for 5-6 weeks (8 weeks total with mailing time).

How it works

  1. Check USL's list of books.
  2. Check if your pick is available.
  3. Contact the Brigham City Library to schedule the book set.

Book Buzz borrowers must pay return postage (mailed at USPS "library rate"). Postage on a set of 15 hardcover books usually costs less than $25. But thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Utah State Library, standard postage fees for ILL services are waived through June 2024!


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Our ILL program was funded in part through a grant from Utah State Library Division, Department of Cultural and Community Engagement, and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.

What is ILL?
Libraries borrowing stuff from other libraries.
Interlibrary loan (or ILL) is when libraries borrow items from each other. If you want something that we don't have, we will contact other libraries for you and find it!
Do ILLs have different rules?
Yes, some.
Because the items are owned by another library, they get to set rules like due date, damage fees, etc. Brigham City also has some circulation policies for ILLs.
How do I request an ILL?
Fill out a form at the front desk
Drop by the library any time during regular hours to fill out and sign a request form. We do not currently have an online form.
Can I request from a specific library?
Not usually.
When ILLs are entered into the global request system, we cannot specify which libraries see or fill the request. The request simply filters down a list of available libraries.
Can I ILL a newly released book to get it faster?
Books newer than 6 months cannot be requested through ILL.
Why is my ILL taking so long?
There could be a few reasons.
Sometimes the mail is slow! ILLs are sent by USPS at a special "library rate." These rates are cost-effective, but slower.

Another possibility is that the item is unavailable because it's being used by other patrons. In these cases, the request will move to a different library until one is available. If nobody has a copy, we will notify you.

And finally, sometimes ILLs are slow because of lender response time. Most libraries respond quickly, but occassionally an employee is out of town or doesn't see a request right away, which can slow the process.