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

Track your existing 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, click on Borrow From Another Library. You will see the Illiad logon screen where you may create your new ILL account.

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 are the overdue fines for ILL materials?

$1.00 per day

What may be requested?

  • Books
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Articles (We request photocopies or electronic documents; not entire issues)
  • Non-Fiction DVDs (not Blu-ray)

What may not be requested?

  • New materials (one year old or less)
  • Entertainment DVDs
  • Computer games or software
  • Journals/Magazines
  • Reference materials
  • Textbooks
  • Materials from out-of-state

Who is eligible?

Any Palatine Library cardholder in good standing (no fines or fees over $5.00) can borrow through interlibrary loan.

Need Help?

Call or email the Reference Desk:
847-907-3600 ext. 167