Borrow from another library

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.

If we do not own a copy of a title you are interested in reading, please ask about our Inter-library Loan (ILL) options. We can find many additional books from other libraries and check them out for a limited period (typically four weeks).

An ILL has a fee of $1 to help with shipping between libraries. If you do not pick up your ILL, a $1 fee will be assessed to your account regardless.

If a book is less than 1 year old, typically other libraries will not lend it out via ILL. In this case, please place a purchase request at our library for the title you are seeking.


Click here to place an ILL request.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.