With a valid library card, patrons 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 a patron does not wish to pay for the items, they 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 reference desk of your local branch. Requests must include complete bibliographic information, e.g., author, title and publication date. For an article request, the periodical title, volume, number, date, and pages are needed.
Items will be sent to the indicated pick‑up branch, where the patron will be notified of their arrival. Items not picked up by the due date will be sent back to the InterLibrary Loan office for their return to the lending library. Patrons will also be informed when requested materials are not available.
Patrons may 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. Patrons must follow any restrictions placed by the lending library, e.g., materials are for in library use only, cannot be photocopied, etc. The patron agrees to take proper care of the materials and assumes responsibilities for replacement or repair costs if materials are lost or damaged. Materials cannot be left in bookdrops. Borrowers must return ILL items in person to one of the public service desks at any branch.