With a valid library card, you can request books, articles and audiovisual materials from a vast network of libraries. Patrons with reciprocal library cards and non‑verified addresses are ineligible for the service.
We always try to find other libraries that lend their items for free. However, this is not always possible. If you do not wish to pay for the items, you must indicate this on the request form before the request is placed.
In order to comply with the American Library Association's National Interlibrary Loan Code, items published within the past 12 months, reference works owned by the Library System, and whole issues of magazines or newspapers cannot be requested.
To place an InterLibrary Loan request, you may place a request online or you may contact the Public Service Desk at your local library. Requests must include the author, title and publication date. For an article request, please include the magazine title, volume, number, date, and pages.
Items will be sent to the indicated pick‑up branch, where you will be notified of its arrival. Items not picked up by the due date will be sent back to the InterLibrary Loan office for return to the lending library. You will also be informed when requested materials are not available.
You can request renewals by phone at 863.834.4242 three days before the due date. Renewal requests may or may not be granted by the lending library. Items that cannot be renewed must be returned immediately.
Materials must be returned by the indicated due date. You agree to take proper care of the materials and assume responsibility for replacement or repair costs if materials are lost or damaged. Please return ILL items in person to one of the public service desks at any Lakeland Public Library.