Requesting Additional Books

Zip Books

Zip Books is a grant-funded program by the California State Library. The program has ended.

Zip Books is another way to request books not owned by Ontario City Library. The item is shipped directly to you using Amazon. After it is returned, the library can add the item to its collection for others to check out. This service is available to adults with a valid Ontario City Library card. There is no charge for requests, and up to five requests can be in process at a time. This project was supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Ontario City Library is proud to offer interlibrary loan service. If there is specific material not available at either location, library staff can request the material from another library within the United States. If another library is found that allows interlibrary loan services of the material in question, it can be mailed to Ontario City Library for patron checkout. There is a $2.00 fee per borrowed material that will be due when the material is picked up. The patron placing the request for the interlibrary loan service is responsible for the $2.00 fee, regardless of whether it is picked up. Shipping times will vary depending upon material requested and lending library location. Requests can be made through the public library catalog or by visiting a reference desk.

Requesting Additional Books

At this time if your item is selected for purchase our item will be added to the collection after July 1st. If your item is not selected to be added to the collection you will receive an email notifying you of that decision.

We encourage input from our community and all suggestions are important to us. The decision to add a suggested item to the Library’s collection is based on its availability, cost, and the Ontario City Library’s Materials Selection Policy.
Before making your suggestion, please check our online library catalog to see if we already have your item.

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