Interlibrary Loan allows us 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 St. Louis County Library or St. Louis Public Library
- Not available to borrow via MOBIUS or Prospector
To use this service, you must be a resident cardholder with an account balance no higher than $50 and with 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 10 requests at a time.
Please wait 90 days to re-request items that were unavailable 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, select a branch from the dropdown, enter your search criteria, and then adjust the 'Select Databases' 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"