Interlibrary Loan

Need an item, but we don’t have it? Get it through interlibrary loan (ILL). We’ll borrow the book from another library so you can borrow it from us.

Submit a Request

  1. Go to the WorldCat
  2. Search for the book, article, or other material
  3. Select the title
  4. Call, Email, Chat, or visit us, to request the Title as an interlibrary loan

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for an ILL account?

Search for the item you are looking for in WorldCat. When you find your item, call, email, chat, or visit us to request your interlibrary loan. Have your Library card available.

Fee: $10.00 to request materials from out of state.

How long can I have the materials?

Due dates and renewals are determined by the lending library. Materials are generally loaned to you for three weeks. Photocopies are yours to keep. Additional conditions may be imposed by lending libraries.

How many items may I get at one time?

You may have three active interlibrary loans at a time.

What may be requested?

  • Books
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Articles (We request photocopies or electronic documents, not entire issues)
     

What may not be requested?

  • New materials (one year old or less)
  • Computer games or software
  • Journals/Magazines
  • Reference materials
  • Textbooks
     

Who is eligible?

Any Palatine Library cardholder in good standing (no fines or fees over $10.00) can borrow through interlibrary loan.

Need Help?

Call the Info Desk:
847-907-3600, x167

Need Help?

Call or email the Reference Desk:
847-907-3600 ext. 167
palatine@palatinelibrary.org