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Interlibrary Loan

Looking for something the library doesn't own?

If you are looking for a book or article that the Palm Beach County Library System does not own, you can make an Interlibrary Loan request to find the item. Before placing a request, check our catalog. Fill out the form below with as much information about the item as possible. This will speed up the processing of your request. Click below for more information about Interlibrary Loan.

Please note, there is a limit of five active requests members may have at any given time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Submit a Request

If you are requesting a book, please fill in the fields below:
If you are requesting a journal article, please fill in the fields below

*The Interlibrary Loan service is free. The Library belongs to several resource-sharing networks where we can get most materials at no charge. Some lending libraries may charge for borrowing or copying materials. We will not be able to obtain materials unless you have agreed to pay the lending fee. The lending charges can be $15 to $25 per loan.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproductions are not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

If you have any questions about Interlibrary Loan, email illmail@pbclibrary.org, or contact your local branch library.

Once you've submitted your request the page will refresh and a confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. Please check your SPAM folder.

Suggest a Book, CD, or DVD

Not finding an item in our catalog? Fill out the form below to make a suggestion.

Materials are ordered three months before the release date, please hold any requests before that time. Librarians at your branch may be able to tell you if the title is on order. Library staff will determine if the item meets our selection criteria, and are diligent in ordering popular titles three months in advance of the release date.

Click the “Submit” button to send your request. We receive many requests and are unable to update you on the status of the request.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public record request, do not include your email in this request. You can also contact Collection Development in writing at 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

Interlibrary Loan - Looking for something the Library doesn’t own? You can make an Interlibrary Loan request to find an out-of-print or academic book (no textbooks) or article that may be borrowed from other library systems outside of Palm Beach County. An example of an academic title might include books published by university presses.

Speakers Bureau

Do you want to learn more about the Library and the services we offer? Library staff will visit your civic organization, homeowners association, or volunteer group and give a presentation on the variety of services available at the Library. Experts from our Consumer Health Information Service, Children's Services and Genealogy Research Service are available. We can also give presentations that offer an overview of Library services and resources and literacy assistance for adults. We are also available to attend school and community events to inform the public about the Library. If you are interested in a group presentation or would like the Library to participate in your event please fill out the form below.

Connects to various unclaimed property tracking resources.

Searches for chambers of commerce; links to websites.

Order your credit report.

Rates banks and credit unions.

A registered identification number or RN is issued by the Federal Trade Commission to businesses in the U.S. that manufacture, import, distribute, or sell textile, wool, or fur products.

Tools to help you calculate moving expenses and find a place to live.

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