Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Use this form to request items that aren't in our collection.

Questions: email

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

  • ILL service provides access to materials that are not in our collection, including:
    • Books, except those published within the last two years
    • Newspapers on microfilm
    • Photocopies of specific pages from journals and newspapers
    • Photocopies of specific information from genealogy or other non-circulating materials
    • Theses and dissertations
    • Government documents
    • Reports and conference proceedings
    • Music scores
  • Physical items such as books, audiobook CDs, and DVDs

    Only KCLS library cardholders with full privileges may suggest a purchase of physical items.

    Cardholders who have cards in the following statuses may not suggest purchases of physical items:

    • Accounts with balances of more than $25 in late fines or lost fees
    • Online registration
    • Student cards
    • eCards

    Digital items such as eBooks and downloadable audiobooks

    KCLS library cardholders in these statuses may suggest a purchase of digital items:

    • All-access cards
    • Student cards
    • eCards
  • Interlibrary Loan is available to KCLS library cardholders except those in the following statuses:

    • Reciprocal borrowers (See Non-King County Residents)
    • Cards that are unable to borrow items due to fines
    • Limited checkout
    • Online registration
    • Visitor cards
  • Typically 2-4 weeks, depending upon the number of libraries that own the item and its availability. Specialized items may take longer.

  • No. Limitations on the BiblioCommons software do not allow for cancellations or removal of old suggestions at this time.

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