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County libraries launches interlibrary loan program

Post Date:03/11/2019

Starting March 15, Sarasota County library cardholders will be able to borrow items through a statewide interlibrary loan program. 

Sarasota County will utilize an inter-library loan system called "Tipasa," which allows patrons to search, request and borrow print materials and digital journal articles not currently owned by Sarasota County from libraries around the state.

"We're thrilled to be able to expand the resources available to Sarasota County residents," said Sarabeth Kalajian, director of Libraries and Historical Resources. "This service will be particularly helpful to patrons seeking information from specialized or out-of-print sources."

Cardholders will be able to set up an account, search resources, and request items all from their own computers or devices. Requested items will be delivered to the libraries for pick-up by the patrons.

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.