Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows patrons to request materials from other lending libraries.

What we will ILL:  The Center for Archival Collections (CAC) maintains a large microfilm collection that consists of manuscripts, historical and contemporary newspapers, cemetery records, state and county records, probate records, land records, military records, naturalization records, church records, and census records.  Patrons may request access to the CAC's microfilm collection through ILL.  

The CAC will only circulate microfilm for which we hold camera negatives and for which there are no known restrictions on access.  The following newspapers on microfilm are non-circulating due to reading room demand:

  • BG News
  • Daily Sentinel Tribune

The CAC reserves the right to deny ILL requests for microfilm.  Some non-circulating microfilm rolls are available for purchase.

Initiate the Request

Requests for ILL of CAC material must be made through a public, academic, and/or private library's interlibrary loan division; the library staff working the reference or circulation desks at the local branch will have the necessary info.  Please note that there is a fee assessed to ILL requests of this kind and local libraries may pass along the fee to the patron.

Loan Period

Materials are available for a maximum of two weeks (14 days) and must be used within the reading room of the receiving library. Please ensure that your local library has a functioning microfilm reader to allow access to the film.  Up to three (3) reels can be borrowed per patron at a time.  Questions on this process can be directed to the CAC Reference Archivist.

Suspension/Damages

The CAC reserves the right to suspend interlibrary loan services to libraries with unpaid balances.  Long overdue, lost or damaged materials will be billed for replacement based on the charges assessed by the lending library.  Also note that the borrowing library is responsible for replacement or repair costs for any damage done to the materials.