Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Request

  1. Before You Submit:

    If you aren't sure of the title and/or author, please contact the Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106 so we can help you figure out exactly what the item is that you are looking for. We want to make sure we get you the right item. Thank you!

  2. Did you check the library's catalog to make sure that we do not have it?*
      1. Was the item released at least 6 months ago?*

        If it's a newer item, please request that we purchase the item before submitting an ILL request.

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          Anyone who has a permanent library card with under $5 in fines can request to borrow materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). 

          • Please check our catalog to be sure that we do not have the title. Items that we own are not eligible for ILL unless you need them in an alternate format. 
          • We cannot request items released less than six months ago. If the item you are requesting is relatively new, or even just something you think the library should have, please consider suggesting a purchase first.
          • You can request up to three ILLs per week and have no more than 10 checked out at one time.
          • There is a fee of $2 per item due at pickup. Items not picked up will still be assessed a $2 fee.
          • ILL requests may be placed via the Adult Help Desk in person, by calling (405) 372-3633 x8106, by completing the request form, or by finding the item via OCLC FirstSearch and using the instructions above.
          • ILLs can take up to three weeks to arrive.

          Borrowing From OSU

          Did you know that if you are an Oklahoma resident with an Oklahoma ID, and you are 18 or older, you can get a courtesy card to borrow items from OSU's Edmon Low Library? Additionally, if there is a title that you want to borrow via ILL that OSU has and they can fulfill the request, it will arrive at our library within approximately one week free of charge. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to get titles directly from OSU, but we will try when possible.

          Using OCLC First Search WorldCat

          You can use the FirstSearch database that searches millions of items in libraries across the country. It's useful to find titles on specific topics, to find out if other libraries have a specific item, and to request to borrow items from other libraries. The steps for using FirstSearch are listed in the drop-down menu at the top of the page. You can also ask a librarian to show you how.

          Renewing Items

          Interlibrary Loans can only be renewed at the discretion of the lending institution. To request a renewal, you must email or call the Interlibrary Loan Librarian at least 4 days before the due date using the contact information below.

          Review the policy below for more details about Interlibrary Loan

          1. Nabuqi Baigude

            Administrative Clerk
            Phone: (405) 372-3633 x8119