Knox County Public Library | Way of life


Do you know if you can’t find a specific book or video in our library that you can borrow from another library in Indiana? This is one of the many services offered at the library. The state of Indiana definition of “interlibrary loan program” is shown below:

“Interlibrary loan (abbreviated PEB) is a service through which a user of a library can borrow books, DVDs, music, etc. and / or receive photocopies of documents belonging to another library. The user makes a request to his personal library; who, acting as an intermediary, identifies the libraries with the desired copy, requests it, receives the copy, makes it available to the user and organizes his return. The lending library usually sets a due date and late fees for borrowed material. Although books and journal articles are the most frequently requested items, some libraries lend audio recordings, video recordings, maps, sheet music and microforms of all kinds. In some cases, a nominal fee accompanies interlibrary loan services.

The Knox County Public Library works with 236 other public libraries in Indiana and other types of libraries to help you find the special book you want to read.

We at the library help you locate the book, get the book, track the borrowing period once the borrower has the book, and return the book to their original library. We use the statewide “express delivery” system which ensures that items are received and returned in a timely manner. The service van driver visits the library three times a week.

Our library does the same in reverse, we loan books to other libraries to help people across the state of Indiana. So far this year, we have processed 271 borrowed books for our registered borrowers and have loaned 212 books to other libraries in Indiana.

For your convenience, the library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Other services include, but are not limited to, public access Internet stations, faxing, copying, youth services, book clubs, and genealogy services.


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