Interlibrary Loan allows St. Louis County Library to borrow items from other libraries around the country on behalf of our patrons. This service is available when:
- The item is not owned by SLCL or SLPL
- Not available to borrow via MOBIUS or Prospector
- Must be an Adult Resident or Minor Resident Cardholder, having an account balance no higher than $50.00 and having no more than five items overdue for more than one week
Items that are very new or rare may not be available to borrow. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of all Interlibrary Loan requests
There is a limit of ten requests at a time.
Patrons should wait 90 days to re-request items that the Library has been unable to obtain from other libraries via the interlibrary loan request process.
Requesting Physical Items
If the desired item is not listed in the catalog and is also not available through MOBIUS and Prospector, sign in to your account or select a SLCL branch from the dropdown, enter your search criteria, and then adjust the 'Select Resources' options to search the OCLC WorldCat database and place your hold on the item if found.
Please note: The catalog only returns the first ten results from OCLC WorldCat. In order to see all results, please click "Add Pending Results"
Article Requests: Copy or PDF
Please fill out the ILL Copy Request form in as much detail as possible. Incomplete information may result in a canceled request. Note that requests for copies of entire journals will be denied.
For more information, call 314-994-3300 and ask for the Interlibrary Loan Department.