Interlibrary Loan Policy

The Liberty Library participates in the MILS (Maine InfoNet Library System for Maine’s Small Libraries) consortium, a shared library system of smaller libraries from across the state.

MILS and MaineCat statewide borrowing is available for requesting online, and items are delivered by the statewide van delivery service, a service where a courier delivers library materials throughout the state of Maine.  Delivery is one day a week. Items usually arrive in 1-2 weeks. You will be notified by email when your item is available for pick-up at the library.

Please start your search at MILS > Liberty Library. If item is not available, change the drop down to >View entire collection. If you do not find what you are looking for in MILS, you will be provided with a link to MaineCat.  If you locate an item you would like to borrow,  use the built-in requesting management system to request an interlibrary loan item. Get  MILS Help.

Interlibrary Loan is free for library members. Requestors must have a valid Liberty Library membership and the account must be in good standing. The due date of items varies according to the lending libraries. The Liberty Library does not charge overdue fees but the sending library may have an overdue fee that the patron will be responsible to pay, if applicable.

If an item cannot be located in MILS or MaineCat, patrons may contact the Library Director to see if their request can be fulfilled elsewhere. Please provide the correct information about title, author, ISBN, etc. so that your request can be fulfilled accurately. These items often come via USPS from out-of-state and will likely take longer to arrive. The postage to return items will be paid by the library.