Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

La Porte County Public Library (LPCPL) participates in a national material sharing program, commonly known as Interlibrary Loan or ILL. ILL extends library service by borrowing materials from other libraries. We also loan material from our collection to other libraries around the country.

Who can use ILL?

Customers of La Porte County Public Library with accounts in good standing.

What’s the cost?

Free, unless material is turned in late, damaged, or lost.

What can you request?

Books, DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs published over two years ago. You can also request copies of articles.

How long may I have an ILL item?

Due dates are set by the lending library and will vary.

Where do I make an ILL request?

Stop by or call any branch and ask a staff member.

Where can I pick up my ILL?

ILLs may be picked up at any LPCPL location.

What materials are not available through ILL?

Playaways, video games, and eBooks are non-requestable. If the item you want has been published in the last two years, please use the Suggest a Title button below.


Would you like to reach out to us about our interlibrary loan offering? One of our staff members will be able to answer your questions. Just visit our contact page and fill out a form to get started. If you are still unable to find the book or item you want, please feel free to take some time to suggest a title for purchase. The La Porte County Public Library is always looking for suggestions on great materials to add to our system.