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Borrow from another library

Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries through out the nation and the world that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries.

Our library buys the books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community. Because of limited resources and space we can’t buy everything that is published, but we can usually get it from another library.

If we do not have the book, CD, or DVD that you are looking for, ask the staff to get it for you from another library.

  • There is a $ 2.00 charge for this service.
  • Most of the items are delivered to our library in 4-7 days.
  • The loan periods vary, but you are able to keep most items 2-4 weeks.  The staff will inform you of the loan period when you pick up the item.


Our library uses SILO Interlibrary loan to borrow items from other Iowa libraries and OCLC Interlibrary loan to borrow items from libraries around the United States and other countries.

All registered patrons in good standing with the Oelwein Public Library may use this service.