Most of our patrons know we can get books and other items in for them from other libraries in our library cooperative, but just how does that work?
|You place a hold (or a librarian places it for you) on the book you are seeking to get.|
|The next day (except Sundays), the other library electronically gets list of items to pull.|
|Library staff pulls books and other items from the shelf.|
|Staff uses the computer system to trap the holds on the books they've pulled and then puts "send to" slips in books to indicate to which library they're to go.|
|Staff puts items into bins.|
|Bins get picked up by helpful TLN truck driver and taken to TLN headquarters for sorting.|
|Items get sorted at TLN headquarters for delivery to over 50 possible libraries all over Southeast Michigan.|
|Requested items in bins get delivered to the library that requested them.|
|Staff uses our system to trap holds on received items and you get automatically notified by email or phone that your item is ready!|
|Staff puts items on hold shelf for you to pick up.|
We do this five days a week, and are happy to be able to offer this service, which makes so many more materials available to you.