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IFSI Library Lending Policies
If you have any questions about these policies, please contact us. We welcome any and all inquiries!
- Standard loan period is 4 weeks.
- Extensions are considered upon request.
- Requested materials can be picked up in person at IFSI.
- Photo ID is required to establish a lending account.
- Lending is limited to Illinois residents.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
- Standard loan period is 6 weeks.
- IFSI Library materials can be delivered to a patron’s Illinois local library through ILL service.
- A public library card is required.
- ILL delivery to your public library may take up to 2 weeks.
Agencies and Associations
"As more and more people live in and around forests, grasslands, shrub lands, and other natural areas—places referred to the wildland-urban interface, or WUI—the fire-related challenges of managing wildlands are on the increase" (USDA, Wildfire, Wildlands, and People: understanding and preparing for wildfire in the wildland-urban interface, 2013).
USDA 2013 Report: Wildfire, Wildlands, and People: "Understanding and Preparing for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface"
USDA: A Forests on the Edge Report
Fire has historically played a fundamental ecological role in many of America’s wildland areas. However, the rising number of homes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), associated impacts on lives and property from wildfire, and escalating costs of wildfire management have led to an urgent need for communities to become “fire-adapted.” We present maps of the conterminous United States that illustrate historical natural fire regimes, the wildland-urban interface, and the number and location of structures burned since 1999. We outline a sampler of actions, programs, and community
planning and development options to help decrease the risks of and damages from wildfire.
Contact IFSI Staff
For Information, Assistance, or User Training Contact:
Phone: 217-333-8925 or Toll Free: 800-437-5819
Fax: 217-333-8379 (Library) or 217-244-6792 (IFSI)
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lian Ruan: email@example.com
Reference & User Training Librarian
Diane Richardson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director for Library Operations
David Ehrenhart: email@example.com
LibGuide created by Hannah Diny
Updated by Inga Fonder