Make an Interlibrary Loan Request

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Graphic: Interlibrary LoanLooking to borrow an item not housed at your library? Make use of the Interlibrary Loan service to borrow materials from libraries outside of Abilene.

Get started by searching for an item using the search box below. If you need help in getting started, feel free to Contact Us.

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What is Interlibrary Loan?

The sharing of materials among libraries for you to have access to materials not owned by your local library.


What is available?

You may request books, videos, sound recordings, and more not owned by the public or university libraries in the Abilene Library Consortium. Before requesting materials, check the catalog for local holdings.


How long will a loan take to arrive?

Materials take 2-4 weeks to arrive and you will be notified when you item is available for pickup. If there is a problem with you request, or it could not be filled, we will notify you.


How do I submit a request?

Submit your request using the WorldCat database available as a search box at the top of the page. Watch our How-To Video on this page if you need help.


What will it cost?

There is generally no charge as the majority of libraries we work with lend materials at no cost to you.


Where do I pick the materials up?

Pickup your requests at the branch location you requested your item be held at when completing your request.


How long can I keep the material?

The lending library determines the loan period for their materials, but the typical checkout is 3-weeks. There are no renewals on these materials.


Where do I return the materials?

Return materials to any branch location. We prefer for you to turn them into staff at the circulation desk to ensure they are handled properly.


Are there late fees for Interlibrary Loan materials?

Yes; Late fees are $0.10 per title per day.



MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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