Can't Find It?
See below for answers to these questions:
Can't find what you are looking for in the Catalog?
Place a request by using the form above.
How many requests can I make for items not in your catalog?
Approximately 5 per week or 20 per month.
Can I request something before it's published or released?
Items may be requested up to six months prior to publication or announced release date. A release date must have been set for us to accept a request. (We use Amazon.com as a source for final information, as their release dates tend to be most accurate.) Denied requests will need to be resubmitted once the release date is announced.
How long will it take for me to get this item?
3 to 6 weeks, or longer in some cases. If you need it sooner, call the Lynden Reference Desk at 360-305-3600.
Can I request DVDs or VHS Tapes?
Entertainment DVDs released within the last 4 years are not available on interlibrary loan. Requests with an established release date within six months will be considered for purchase. We do not purchase or borrow VHS tapes.
Can I request an entire television series?
Yes, But please fill out a separate request form for each season that you wish to view.
Can I request Magazines?
We do not borrow issues of magazines on interlibrary loan. If you are looking for a particular article, check our databases first, if unavailable, use the Item Request Form above.
Can I request videogames?
Can I request eBooks or eAudiobooks?
Requests for eBooks and eAudiobooks may be made using the Item Request Form above. WCLS purchases downloadable materials from Overdrive and has access only to materials available on the Overdrive platform. If a requested item is not available for library purchase, patrons will be informed by email that the request cannot be filled. If a requested item is purchased, patrons will receive an email referring them to the Washington Anytime Library website where they place a request. Library staff are not able to place requests for patrons for downloadable items.
Item Requests: Detailed Help
How do I request something that is not in the catalog?
What happens after I make a request?