Interlibrary Loan

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What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan, or ILL, is the process by which a library requests material from, or supplies material to, another library.

The Carrollton Public Library can ask other libraries to let us borrow an item we do not own at your request.

If you cannot find an item in the Carrollton Public Library catalog, ask for help at the service desk. A Library staff member will:

Cost

There is a $2.25 postage/courier reimbursement fee for each filled interlibrary loan request.

This charge must be paid even if you choose not to come pick up the item.

Requirements to Request

  • Carrollton resident
  • Valid Carrollton Public Library card at time of request AND pick up of item
  • Fees under $10 when combined with the interlibrary loan charge of $2.25

Timeframe

  • 2-4 weeks generally

We cannot guarantee a requested interlibrary loan item will arrive in a timely manner.

If you have a time constraint, ask staff at the service desk about other options you may pursue.

What Can Be Requested

All requests are subject to the limits listed on this page.

  • Books
  • Books on CD
  • DVDs
  • Articles

Limits

  • NO items owned by the Carrollton Public Library
  • NO items published within the past 12 months
  • NO genealogical material

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