Skip to content

Interlibrary Loan

Home » Books, Movies, & More » Interlibrary Loan

Not in MPPL’s catalog? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Request an interlibrary loan online using SILC Worldcat or call the Library at 847-253-5675 and ask for the Research Services Desk.

Interlibrary Loan service allows patrons to request an item that is not owned by MPPL and have it delivered directly to the Main Library or the South Branch. This service is available to MPPL cardholders in good standing. If your card was issued from another library, please contact your home library for assistance.

Review the full Interlibrary Loan Policy and Guidelines before placing your request. By placing a request you acknowledge that you have read and agree with the conditions of this Policy. Please note: audio-visual material may not be requested if only available at out-of-state libraries.

To learn how to place Interlibrary Loan requests using SILC Worldcat, see How to Place an Interlibrary Loan Request.


How many items may each cardholder request?
Each cardholder may have up to 5 interlibrary loan requests in process at a time.

Can items be requested out of state?
Audio-visual materials cannot be requested out of state. Books that have been released for at least six months can be requested, however, these requests may take longer.

How long does it take to get an item?
It depends on the location of the lending library and the availability of the item. Please allow up to three weeks.

How long is the lending period for interlibrary loan?
The length of loan in determined by the lending Library and cannot be changed by MPPL staff.

Can interlibrary loan items be renewed? 
Yes, items may be renewed but renewal is at the discretion of the lending library. Please contact the library 48 hours prior to the due date for interlibrary loan renewal.

Are there any fees?
MPPL staff make every effort to secure an item without any charge to the requester. The Library does not charge any fees to use interlibrary loan services except if the item is lost or damaged.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library at 847-253-5675 and ask for Interlibrary Loan or email us at

© Copyright 2024 Mount Prospect Public Library,
All RIghts Reserved

Mount Prospect Public Library

Install Mount Prospect Public Library

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”