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Interlibrary Loan

An interlibrary loan is a transaction in which the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System borrows materials from another library system on behalf of a patron. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System provides interlibrary loan services in order to enhance and extend the resources available to its users.

You may request an interlibrary loan if a book, magazine or journal article you are seeking is not owned by the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS).  In order to see if an item is owned by our system search the Catalog. If materials are owned by AFPLS, you can place a hold on the item in the catalog using your library card ID and password.

Interlibrary Loan Cost

This service is often free, but sometimes there is a charge for photocopied materials or for rare, hard-to-find items held by only a few libraries.

Interlibrary Loan Guidelines

  1. Patron must have an updated and valid Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System library card.
  2. Library card account cannot have any lost items or excessive fines. Check your account by logging on to my account.
  3. A patron may make up to 7 requests at one time; this includes requests already submitted but that have yet to be completed.
  4. Fill out a separate request form for each book and/or photocopied article.
  5. Required field (*) information must be provided.
  6. Adhere to lending library due dates. Return items on time so that lending libraries will continue to offer this service.
  7. Renew interlibrary loan materials 7 days prior to due date by visiting Ask a Librarian

Book Request Form

If you have additional questions regarding Interlibrary Loan, visit Ask a Librarian and chat with a member of library stafff.  


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