Rockport Public Library
One Limerock Street, PO Box 8, Rockport, Maine 04856-0008

Interlibrary Loan

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.

Rockport Public Library Interlibrary Loan Activity

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 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

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