Interlibrary Loan

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Interlibrary Loan?

La Porte County Public Library (LPCPL) participates in a statewide material sharing program known as Interlibrary Loan or ILL. ILL extends library service by making materials from other libraries available to you. We also loan materials from our collection to other libraries in Indiana.


Who can use ILL?

Customers of La Porte County Public Library with accounts in good standing, excluding Libraries 360 and Outreach cardholders.


What is the cost?

ILL is a free service. You will only be charged if material is returned late, damaged, or lost.


What can you request?

Books, DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs one year or older can be requested. You can also request copies of articles. Items that LPCPL owns cannot be requested through ILL.


How long may I have an ILL item?

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


How many items can I request through ILL?

You can have up to 10 ILL requests at one time.


Where do I make an ILL request?

Complete the Suggest a Title form or call any LPCPL location.


Where can I pick up my ILL requests?

ILL materials 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 Suggest a Title.

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