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Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is a service that we provide to patrons who are registered at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. If you are looking for a book that is not owned at any of the Southern Adirondack Library System Libraries, we will try to borrow a copy of the book from a library outside of the system.
To request an item that is not owned within the local system, stop by the reference or information desk, or phone 518-584-7860, option 4 (or ext. 304). Reference librarians will assist with the Interlibrary Loan process. You may also submit an online request by using one of the forms listed below.
Materials that may be requested are books and journal articles in accordance with copyright laws. Most libraries will not lend recent publications, reference, textbooks, genealogy, and A-V items. If a library charges a fee for loan or copies, the patron will be notified beforehand. Materials are due on or before the date stamped on the card. Loan periods are set by the lending library, although a book may be recalled at any time.
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For more information regarding material requests, please see our "Requests FAQ".
Institutions outside the Capital District Library Council (CDLC) area may request an item owned by SSPL by using an ALA form, which may be mailed or faxed (518-584-7866); online via OCLC, or email to, including the information of a standard ALA form within the body of the email.
SSPL's online catalog may be accessed through the website at
Contact Information:
Reference Desk:518-584-7860 x304
Interlibrary Loan Office:518-584-7860 ext 241
Postal Mail:Interlibrary Loan Office • 49 Henry Street • Saratoga Springs, NY • 12866-3224
49 Henry Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3271 P:518-584-7860 F:518-584-7866
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