The Whatcom County Library System loans to and borrows from other libraries in the United States, Canada, and even, rarely, overseas.
We will attempt to borrow most items EXCEPT:
Additionally some items may be unavailable for borrowing:
WCLS staff check WorldCat for a list of the libraries that have the item. One after another is contacted until an available copy is located to borrow. It is difficult to predict how long this process will take: it depends on work load, how long it takes the other libraries to respond, the delivery system, and other factors. Two to six weeks is usual, or it may take several months.
If you have questions about the status of your request, please call your local library.