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Request an Interlibrary Loan

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. Please check the Library Catalog before placing requests for materials from outside sources. Items owned by SCCCLD, on order, published within the previous 12 months, or available through our electronic databases are not available via ILL.

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. Customers are limited to three active ILL requests per card. Failure to pick up three requests in any three year period will result in a suspension of ILL privileges. Click here for ILL policy.

For more information about Interlibrary Loan, please email Laura Woike at or call 636 441-2300 ext. 1562.

Request Books
Place a request using WorldCat Discovery
Click here for a step-by-step PDF guide.


Request Articles
To request a copy of an article or book
passage click here.

Click here for a step-by-step PDF guide.


Request Other Media
Place a request using WorldCat Discovery
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Frequently Asked Questions
Interlibrary Loan Frequently Asked Questions Click here.

Please allow at least three weeks for delivery. Difficult requests may take longer.