Calmar Public Library participates in the Interlibrary Loan System provided by the State of Iowa, through the State Library. The Interlibrary Loan system provides Iowans with equal access to library resources by encouraging and supporting interlibrary loan among all types of libraries throughout the State of Iowa.
Participating libraries agree to loan their materials for use by their patrons and receive a subsidy from the State of Iowa for each item loaned to another library.
The requesting library may charge the library patron up to $2.00 per item requested to offset the cost of postage of items sent through the mail. Calmar Public Library charges $1.50 per item to the patron requesting an item through Interlibrary Loan. Items obtained through Interlibrary Loan that are delivered via the van service will not be charged to the patron requesting said item.