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Interlibrary Loan

We share materials and resources with library systems across the U.S. and internationally. If there is an item that you want that is not in our collection, please tell us. We will help you request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
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Due to reduced services at many libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, Interlibrary Loan requests are temporarily limited to one item per patron per week. Requests may take longer than usual to be filled, or may not be able to be filled.
We are unable to request materials for in-Library use (microfilm, microfiche, rare books and reference books) while Library buildings remain closed.
Interlibrary loan requests can only be picked up from locations offering curbside pickup service
We appreciate your patience while this service is limited, and we have temporarily waived the $5 fee. Response times from libraries may vary. To check the status of a request, email ill@spl.org or call 206-386-4636 to leave a message for ILL staff with your library card number and the item title.
Request an Interlibrary Loan
If you have a Seattle Public Library card and would like to borrow an item from another library system, you can make a request by submitting the form below. Due to the popularity of recently published materials, requests for items published in the last 12 months will not be considered for Interlibrary Loan.
First Name *
Last Name *
Library Card Number *
If you do not have a Seattle Public Library card, find out how you can get one in our Get Started section. If you do not qualify for a Seattle Public Library card, please contact your local library system about interlibrary loan services.
Email *
Phone Number
Item Type *
Pick-up Location *
Author *
Publication Date
This edition only?
Need by date
Please tell us where you heard about this item or other relevant information
Receive an email confirmation of your request. Please check your SPAM/Junk email folder if you do not receive a confirmation.
Fields marked with * are required.
There are some items that we cannot get through an Interlibrary Loan
We cannot request an ILL for:
If you would like an item that we cannot get through an ILL, please Ask Us. We may be able to help you find it in other ways.
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If you would like to request a photocopy or scan of Library materials, please use our copy or scan request form.
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