Why is the ILL form asking how much I am willing to pay for an ILL? I thought libraries were supposed to be free!

TRL does not charge for ILL service, but many other libraries do charge fees for lending materials & providing photocopies through ILL.

We always try to fill your requests for free, but some items are only available from locations that charge fees. You will never be charged more than you have agreed to pay.

Letting us know in advance how much you are willing to pay will help us obtain your requested item more quickly if payment is necessary.

If you don't wish to pay any fees, that is okay. Just enter 0 in the payment field. We will restrict our borrowing attempts to free lending locations.