InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

Looking for a title, but can't find it in our catalog? We may be able to borrow it from another library system. You may request movies, fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, picture books, music and Large Print. Additionally, teachers and those facilitating book clubs or reading groups may utilize a multi-item hold to acquire a large number of copies of the same item.

An InterLibrary Loan (ILL) request may be done in person at any circulation desk or by calling (419)947-5866.

Interlibrary loan is a resource sharing service. Items can be borrowed from libraries all over the United States. Please remember to always check our catalog first. Then, if you are unable to locate the item(s) you need, simply contact MGPL staff to request an Interlibrary Loan. Please provide as much information as possible (Title, Author, Release Date).  The Interlibrary Loan staff will search for the item.  You will be notified when the item(s) arrive or if the request cannot be found.

Interlibrary loans are checked out for the same amount of time as one of our library's own items. Renewal is not always possible. 

Your request will be ordered immediately, but there is no guarantee when the item will arrive. Requesting items through interlibrary loan is a FREE service of the Mount Gilead Public Library. 

***Mount Gilead Public Library is a member of the Serving Every Ohioan (SEO) Library Consortium.

How will I know when my item arrives?

Items may take four to six (4-6) weeks or more to arrive. You will be notified using the contact information on your account. Please pick up your items as soon as possible, as they are checked out to you by staff as soon as they are received. Do not remove the ILL label.

How do I renew ILL items?

Materials are eligible for renewal once, for an additional two (2) weeks, with the consent of the lending library. Items that are not renewable will be noted on the ILL label. Renewal requests must be placed on or before the due date. Renewal requests must be made to any MGPL staff or by calling (419) 947-5866.

How do I return ILL items?

Items may be returned to Mount Gilead Public Library like any other material - at a circulation desk or through our convenient 24/7 Book Drop. Please do not remove the ILL Sleeve.

What is the cost?

Mount Gilead Public Library does not charge for ILL requests.