Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If we don’t have it, we will try to get it for you.
Materials not owned by St. Charles City-County Library (SCCCLD) may be borrowed from other libraries in the United States. These materials may be obtained locally from another metro-area library or from as far away as Portland, ME or Portland, OR.
A wide variety of materials are obtainable through ILL. Materials may be requested in any of the formats currently owned and circulated by the St. Charles City-County Library District. Copies of articles and book passages may also be requested. Please note, that the majority of lending libraries will not lend entire issues of journals and magazines or BluRays.
ILL service is available to customers age 18 and older who possess a valid library card in good standing. (Card must be presented at both time of request and time of checkout.) Children and teen requests may be submitted by a parent or guardian on behalf of the child. Ill requests are accepted online or in person at any branch. There is a limit of three active Interlibrary Loan requests per card. ("Active request" is any combination of requests submitted but not yet received and/or currently checked out.)
Once you have determined the item is eligible for request via ILL, follow one of the steps below.
Due to postage costs and various other expenses incurred by SCCCLD when obtaining ILL items, failure to pick up 3 requests in any three year period will result in a suspension of ILL privileges.