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Interlibrary Loans


The Jonathan Trumbull Library is pleased to offer interlibrary loan service. If you would like to borrow materials not owned by the library, you may call or visit the Library (860-642-7763) to ask for assistance or you may request them yourself online. 

      The first, fastest and best way to borrow an item that JTL doesn't own is to request it from another Bibliomation library by following the instructions below.

      If you can't find your item in one of the 60 libraries in BibliOak, you may search the statewide library catalog (on the iCONN website.)   Log in with your 14 digit library barcode.  You can also see which libraries own your item of interest and  visit  to borrow it in person. You will need your Jonathan Trumbull Library Card.  Please note there is a limit of five (5) active iCONN loan requests per family at any one time. 

TO REQUEST AN INTRALIBRARY LOAN THROUGH BIBLIOMATION:

  • Click on "Access Your Account" on the Library's homepage.  The first time you log in, you need to use your 14 digit barcode number on the back of your library card as your user name.  Your first password is the last four digits of your home phone.  You can change your password and username under "Account Preferences."   If you have trouble accessing your account at any time, you can call the library to ask us to reset your password to your four digit phone number.

  • Enter your user name and your password. 

  • The search box is at the top of the screen.  Enter your search term, title and/or author.  Note that the box on the top right of the screen reads "My Library".

  •  Click on Go.

  • If you don't find the item, search again.  This time use the drop down to change "My Library" to "All Libraries in Our Network". 

  • When you find the item you want, click on the title.  On the next screen, click on "Request Item".  On the next screen, click "Request Item" again. 

  • We'll call you when the book comes in, usually in a week to 10 days. 

  • Note that if the book is very new, you may get a message that your hold cannot be placed at this time.  Libraries usually reserve their newest materials for their own taxpayers.  Wait a few months and try again.  (Or suggest the purchase at JTL.)

TO REQUEST AN INTERLIBRARY LOAN THROUGH iCONN:

  • Go to iCONN's home page:  www.iconn.org

  • In Internet Explorer you should see a large green box where it says, "To begin searching, enter your Connecticut library card."  In that space, type in all 14 digits (no spaces between) of the number below the barcode on the back of your JTL library card.  Then click on "LOGIN".  Now the system knows you are from Lebanon and will ship your requests to our library. 

  • The top green box, "Find Articles," will search all of the iCONN resources (newspapers, journals, magazines, etc.) which puts an exciting amount of information at your fingertips.  The lower green box is the one to use if you want to borrow a book we don't own.   Click on the "Books" tab. 

  •  Choose desired item from the results.  The number in parentheses after the item represents how many libraries own the item.  If there are two listings for your item, choose the one with more libraries. (If you see "My Library" it means we own the item so don't place an interlibrary loan request, just give us a phone call or reserve it in our online catalog.)

  • Choose the "Request This Item" box in top right corner.

  • Fill in the ILL Request Form.  You need only fill in your name, password, and phone number.  The password is for your own use in tracking your requests.  Click on the "Submit" button (top menu bar) to initiate request.



Call the library (642-7763) for assistance with any part of this process

Jonathan Trumbull Library
580 Exeter Rd., P.O. Box 145
Lebanon, CT 06249
Telephone 860-642-7763
FAX 860-642-4880
www.lebanonctlibrary.org