Meridian Library District is a member of the LYNX Consortium, sharing resources with Treasure Valley libraries. Most items from the Treasure Valley Consortium libraries may be placed on hold for pickup at the library location most convenient to the library patron. Holds may be placed online or by using the computers in the library. Once items on hold request become available, patrons will be notified via automated phone call or email. Patrons may have 5 items on hold or waiting to be picked up at any one time. Items on hold will be held for pickup for one week, and may be returned to any Treasure Valley Consortium Library.
Items not owned by Treasure Valley libraries may be requested via Interlibrary Loan if not in high demand or new. Newer items may be requested for purchase at the library, for placement on hold if purchased.
To place a locally owned item on hold:
Access the library catalog or by clicking on the "Online Catalog" tab at the Meridian website.
First, search for item. When viewing description screen, click on the button that says: "Place Hold".
Enter your 14-digit library card number (no spaces) and your 4-digit PIN number (default is the last 4 digits of the phone number in your library account, unless you specified otherwise).
Choose the library you wish to pick the item up at in the drop-down menu, then click "Request". Please note that items are generally pulled once a day and will not always be available on the same day the item was requested. You will be notified when your hold is available for pick-up.
Remember to log out of your account in the catalog if you are placing holds in the the library or from a public computer.
Requesting Interlibrary Loans
Items that are not available through our Treasure Valley Consortium libraries may be requested through our Interlibrary Loan service. Current year materials, reference items, digital items such as eBooks and items on bestseller lists are not available for interlibrary loan. Please be aware that it may take several weeks to receive an item and the item may not be renewable. To defray shipping costs, a $2.00 fee will be assessed for any item not picked up.
Items from Twin Falls, Hailey, Mountain Home, and Emmett will be treated as Interlibrary Loan, due to items having to be mailed from these locations.
Meridian patrons may place two interlibrary loan requests per week, either in-person, by phone, or by email. All items must be returned to the Cherry Lane Library or the Silverstone branch.
Interlibrary loan is a free service to patrons of our library, and costs may only be involved for photocopies or for materials on loan from academic or special libraries. Any potential costs will be approved by the borrower in advance.
Interlibrary Loan Email Request: ill at mld.org
By phone: 208-888-4451
Online interlibrary loan requests: Note: When filling out the online form, be sure to scroll to the bottom and click "Submit" to complete your request.