“ILL service allows New Haven Public Library cardholders to request a book or article not found in New Haven Library’s collection. The library will then locate and borrow a copy of the book or article from another public library in the state,” according to a statement. “The card holder can request a title or article on-line, over the phone or in person. Requests are processed and loaned through the Main Library on Elm Street. One request per New Haven Library card holder per month will be accepted.
ILL was suspended last February when the library’s budget was cut, the statement said.
While Saturday branch hours also were cut, in response to public demand, the Board of Aldermen and Mayor John DeStefano Jr. returned money to the library budget, restoring Saturday branch hours to noon to 5 p.m. in all branches, and InterLibrary Loan service, the statement said.