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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Feb 13

InterLibrary Loans and the Power of Social Media

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 7:55 AM by Communications Department

Book from Grissom Library Makes Journey to Tucson, Arizona

The Newport News Public Library System (NNPLS) LibraryLogo_SCoffers InterLibrary Loan, a service which allows library card holders to request items that are not available at NNPLS. Requested items often come from libraries throughout the United States. Newport News public libraries also send items to other libraries.

With InterLibarary Loans, borrowers can request up to five items at a time and will be required pay a $1 fee for each request. Renewal requests can be submitted one week before the due date but the renewal is determined by the lending library. There is a $.50 per day late fine for overdue InterLibrary Loan items. loanPost_SC

Recently, a patron of the Murphy-Wilmot Library in Tucson, Arizona, tagged the Newport News Public Library System’s Facebook page in a post. He wrote, “One of my favorite things to do, after a visit to the Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, is go to Google Maps and look up the lending library of any Interlibrary Loan (ILL) books… I just finished reading ‘Unity’ Deluxe Edition Book from Newport News Public Library System.”

For more information about ILL, visit www.nnpls.libguides.com/ill .