Gnowangerup and Ongerup Library patrons please be advised of the upcoming changes to requesting and ordering of items from other libraries.

From the 1st of September 2018, as a result of a joint review between the State Library of Western Australia and representatives from the Public Libraries WA Group (PLWA), what can be requested via the Public Libraries Inter Library Loans will change. Due to these current restrictions, the following items cannot be requested on inter-library loan:

  • No items less than twelve months old  both fiction and non-fiction
  • No junior fiction or YA items – some exceptions for YA graphic novels over 12 months old
  • No Audiobooks or DVDs

The joint working group has included some exceptions for people with special needs including disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD). There is also no limit on the number of requests that can be made. The working group will review the restrictions again in 12 months. 


Is there an ILL Loan limit?

There is no ILL loan limit per borrower per year.


Can we request/lend new items?

 Anything 12 months old or less cannot be requested or loaned.  This includes all categories and formats.  See exceptions below


Can we request/lend DVDs?

DVDs cannot be requested or loaned.  This includes Fiction & Non-fiction DVDs.  See exceptions below.


Can we request/lend Junior items?

JF and JK items cannot be requested or loaned.


Can we request/lend YA items?

YA items cannot be requested or loaned
 (See exceptions below)


Can we request/lend Audio material? 

(i.e. CD or MP3 audiobooks/talking books.)

Audio material cannot be requested or loaned.  See exceptions below.


Can we request/lend languages other than English (LOTE) material?

LOTE items are exempted from the restrictions.  They can be requested and loaned regardless of age.


Are there other exceptions to these restrictions?


  • We can request/lend the following types of material for the given reasons. 
  • These reasons MUST be outlined when the material is requested


Graphic Novels more than 12 months old (Adult & YA)

Because of space & cost required, no library can keep full series of these.  ILL is a way to share these resources.


DVDs more than 12 months old


  • required for education purposes
  • not available for purchase any longer
  • DVD series where extensiveness of series is cost-prohibitive (ie. long-running TV shows)


Large Print & Audio more than 12 months old

For Housebound customers who require these special formats.


Relevant formats for people with Disabilities

Access to information for people with disabilities in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it - as per Disability Service Regulations 2004.