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Looking for an item that is not available or already checked out? We can help you place an hold on items in the Valley Library Connections catalog or borrow items from other libraries.

Reserve Items by Placing a Hold

To place a hold on any item in the Valley Library Connections catalog, call or visit your local library. For your convenience, you may also place holds using the online catalog 24 hours a day. Simply log in with your library card number and your personal identification number (PIN). If you don’t have a PIN set up, you can request one the next time you visit your library in person.

It is free to place holds, but there is a limit of 15 holds per card at at time. You may choose to receive automated email, phone, or text notifications when your hold arrives. Holds not picked up within seven days of notification will be canceled. 

Reserve Items through Interlibrary Loan

If you are looking for a book that is not in the Valley Library Connection’s catalog, you might want to consider requesting an Inerlibrary Loan. This is a service where we borrow the book for you from another library system.

To request an Interlibrary Loan, call or go to the Help Desk at the Fishersville Library. You will need to have the title and author of the book you are looking for, as well as the publication date if relevant. There is $5 fee that must be paid when your item is requested. This covers the cost of shipping the book to and from the lending library. Please allow two weeks for the arrival of your interlibrar loan materials. If, for some reason, we are unable to find a lending library, we will refund your $5 payment.

Once you Interlibrary Loan item arrives, you will receive a phone call or email.  Your book will be picked up and returned at the Check Out Desk at the Fishersville Library. Please note, most Interlibrary Loan materials are not renewable.

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