Interlibrary loan is an exchange of books and other materials between libraries throughout the state via the van delivery service. By participating in the service libraries share their collections with other patrons of participating libraries on a state-wide level. It is clear by the usage statistics that it is a valued service for Rockport patrons and we will continue to provide this service. We are always looking for ways to offset costs and find meaningful ways that your gift can make a difference. If Interlibrary Loan service resonates with you and you can afford to contribute, we welcome your help.
In 2000, Rockport Library patrons borrowed 208 items from other libraries through interlibrary loan.
In 2011, Rockport library patrons borrowed 6,900 items from other libraries.
Take a look at this chart. It illustrates the tremendous growth of this service!
This chart shows Fiscal Year figures July 1 through June 30 of each of the years below.
Interlibrary loan van delivery currently costs
15.00 per day
75.00 per week* New rate 60.00 per week. See below for details.
300.00 per month* New rate 260.00 per month due to the passing of the "Act to support resource sharing among Maine Libraries"
*NEWS! This means one day per week will be supported-to adopt a week it is now $60.00
Please take a moment to thank your legislator!
Sponsor and Cosponsors of state support for Van Delivery System
Read more about it at freepressonline.com from March 8, 2012
“An Act To Support Resources Sharing Among Maine Libraries”
“To help defray the cost of …ILL to public libraries across the State that
participated in the van delivery services in fiscal years 2009-10 and
If you would like to help by "adopting" a period of service, please contact the library at 236-3642
2014 Supporters of Interlibrary Loan Service
Many thanks to the French Coversation Group for February's support!
2013 Supporters of Interlibrary Loan
David Barry January 2013
Anonymous from Rockland, Anonymous, and Jan Summers February 2013
Paul Killoran March 2013
Andrew & Nancy Larrimore, Lis Whitney & Michael Frampton, Nancy Dowling, Carol Gray, Anonymous, Sarah McBrian & Wayne Breda April 2013
Friends of Rockport Public Library May 2013
Bill Chapman & Helen Shaw June 2013
Maxine Stanley July 2013
Judith and Timothy McCormally in honor of their daughter and our library committee chair, Kathleen Meil. August 2013
Warren Schubert from his wife Melody in honor of his 80th birthday. September 2013
Anonymous from Camden October 2013
November 2013 Interlibrary Loans are made possible through the generosity from:
- Anonymous November 1-10
- In memory of Rosa Wyke from anonymous November 11-15
- In memory of Lorraine Brown and Karen Brown from Debbie November 18-22
- A Camden Resident November 23-29