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From the library catalog, you can place a hold on an item that is currently checked out by clicking on "Place Request". A hold prevents the current borrower from renewing the book. When it is returned, it will be placed on hold for you. Then the library will (based upon your account preferences) call, email, or text you to let you know when the item is available for pickup at the library.
Please note that any hold items not picked up within four days will be cancelled.
You may renew items up to three times as long as it is not on hold for another patron and your account is in good standing with no fines.
You can return your items to the Mansfield Public Library or any of our consortium locations, Kennedale or Arlington branches. The library has an outside drive-up book drop and a book drop attached to the building at the main entrance.
If you are having trouble locating an item on the shelf, stop by the Library front desk and tell the staff. We will look for the book and let you know if the item has been found in the library and placed in its proper location on the shelf. Please note, however, this will not prevent someone else from checking it out.
Yes. If you have placed something on hold you may suspend that item to make it inactive. Simply log back into your account when you are ready to activate your item and you will be placed back on the holds list. This feature allows you to not lose your place on the wait-list.
Your hold materials are located at the front desk of Mansfield Public Library.
Once you have been notified that your hold is ready, you have four days to pick up the item. Any unclaimed items will either be reshelved or sent back to the appropriate library.
If you are a nonresident of Mansfield, Arlington or Kennedale, then you only have access to items here at the Mansfield Public Library. You cannot place a hold on items in Arlington or Kennedale.
If there is an item that you need that the Mansfield Public Library does not already have, try suggesting a purchase.
The cost of ILLs are free. However, patrons will be assessed a $2 postage fee if materials are not picked up in 4 days of being notified. Items will then be returned to the lending library.
Please include your name, library card number and contact information. For the item, please also include the title, author, and the format (Book, DVD, CD, Large Print, etc.).
Interlibrary Loans can arrive between 1-4 weeks at the Mansfield Public Library. Please note that some situations differ and in certain cases can take longer. Some factors that result in longer response times include, how fast other libraries respond to requests and how far away items are traveling.
Please return your items normally in the library book drop or at the front desk with the ILL card attached. These items cannot be returned to a consortium library in Arlington or Kennedale.
Unfortunately, ILLs cannot be renewed. However, if you have further questions, please contact the library at 817-728-3690.
An ILL can be requested by Mansfield patrons or non-residents. Residents of Arlington Public Library need to contact Arlington for ILL requests.
Unfortunately, items must be at least six months old in order to request it through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
Please note that in order to request an ILL, your account must be completely clear of any fines or fees. If you have any questions on any fines or fees, please call the library at 817-728-3690 to discuss further.