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The sharing of materials among libraries for you to have access to materials not owned by your local library.
You may request books, videos, sound recordings, and more items not owned by the public or university libraries in the Abilene Library Consortium. Before requesting materials, check the catalog for local holdings.
Materials take 2 to 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.
Submit your request using the WorldCat database available on the Interlibrary Loan page. Watch our How-To Video if you need help.
There is generally no charge as the majority of libraries we work with lend materials at no cost to you.
Pickup your requests at the branch location you requested your item be held at when completing your request.
The lending library determines the loan period for their materials, but the typical checkout is 3 weeks. There are no renewals on these 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.
Each library card is limited to requesting up to 10 titles each month. This number will reset at the start of the month.