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Starting June 4th, interlibrary loan service (also called "van delivery") is temporarily suspended. This service allows patrons to request items from libraries throughout the state and have those items sent directly to their home library for pickup. This means, effective immediately, we cannot request any books or items from another library for you until the van delivery service resumes, and that could potentially take months. This pause in requesting items affects all participating Maine libraries, including D.A. Hurd and South Berwick.

The Maine State Library's contract with the current van delivery provider expires this month. While we don't have an exact timeline available yet, we anticipate the transition to a new delivery provider to impact most of the summer. We will share updates as soon as they are available.

Any items you have requested through interlibrary loan that are already in transit to our library should still arrive. Please aim to return all of your interlibrary loan items to the library or our outdoor dropbox by Monday, June 24th in order to make the Tuesday, June 25th delivery, which is our last known delivery before the anticipated service gap. Any ILL items returned after that point may end up waiting months to be delivered back to their home libraries.

The Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program continues to be available. This means you can visit another Maine library in person and use your Berwick Public Library card to borrow materials. You must have your physical library card with you to use this service. You can see a list of of all the libraries in Maine that participate in this program HERE.

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