As of Monday, Oct. 19, Westfield Memorial Library patrons will as soon as once more be capable of request supplies that Westfield doesn’t personal from different libraries by way of the Inter-library Loans (ILL) system. ILL consists of books, Books-on-CD and DVDs.
Inter-library mortgage is for full-service cardholders, which incorporates Westfield residents, people who work on the town, or those that have bought library playing cards. MURAL cardholders should make requests by way of their hometown library.
Full-service cardholders who wish to request supplies ought to go to the library’s web site at www.wmlnj.org and click on on the “ILL” hyperlink on the high of the web page, to the fitting of the library’s emblem. One other hyperlink might be discovered beneath the Circulation tab and “Books from Different Libraries.”
Then they are going to be directed to the “JerseyCat” web page, the place they’ll request as much as three ILL objects per day. After the reference division receives the request and it’s processed, patrons will obtain an e mail notifying them of their supplies’ arrival.
The library will make each effort to satisfy requests, however debtors ought to be conscious that requests could take at the least two to a few weeks to satisfy, and never each title will likely be obtainable. Books-on-CD and DVDs could take longer as not each library loans out this stuff.
Earlier than putting a request by way of ILL, cardholders ought to examine the catalog to make certain the Westfield library doesn’t personal the merchandise. If an merchandise is owned by the library however it’s checked out, the borrower ought to place a “Maintain” on the merchandise.
Patrons mustn’t ask for objects which have been printed inside the previous six months. All libraries have New Ebook sections obtainable to their patrons, and that part is the suitable location to seek for the newest books.
LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, hires the ILL supply service, and it acknowledged by way of info disseminated by LibraryLinkNJ, that their “vendor has educated and geared up their supply drivers to take sufficient precautions, together with sporting gloves and masks, frequent hand sanitizing, and contactless supply service.”
Presently, library hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to six:45 p.m.; Friday and Saturday hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Sunday hours, 1 to 4:45 p.m.
The library has additionally added further packages to its You Tube channel, which might be discovered at https://www.youtube.com/consumer/westfieldmemoriallib, or by clicking on the You Tube icon on the library’s web site at www.wmlnj.org. Different program info might be discovered on the library’s web site, www.wmlnj.org, and the library’s Fb web page, fb.com/wmlnj.