Interlibrary Loan – ILL
Phone: 261-5757 (please leave a message and ILL staff will return your call)
If a book or other library material is not found in the Lafayette Public Library’s collections, patrons may request the item through Interlibrary Loan. The library will attempt to fill requests for audiovisual materials such as DVDs, audiobooks, music, etc. only if these items are available to borrow from other Louisiana libraries.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) involves borrowing materials from in-state and out-of-state libraries. Therefore, requests for materials through ILL can take as little as one week, or up to one month, depending on availability. Most requests are filled within a two-week period. Patrons may submit up to five requests per day.
Requests can be placed by phone at 261-5757, in person at any Lafayette Public Library location, or online using the “Request Title Not Currently at LPL” form.
Borrowed materials will be sent to the branch requested by the patron and the patron will be notified to pick up the material(s). Patrons have a maximum of 7 days to pick up these items. If requests are unfilled for any reason, LPL will notify patrons by email or postcard.
Patrons should make certain all contact information (email address, phone numbers and mailing address) is current. Contact information may be verified in person or online by logging into your account in our online catalog.
Because ILL is handled differently from items owned by LPL, patrons cannot renew items on their own. For the same reasons, public service staff are unable to place a renewal request with the lending library. Only ILL staff are able to access the software needed to initiate a renewal request.
Renewal requests may be placed by calling 261-5757 or by sending an Email to email@example.com. Be certain to include your name, library card number, contact information, and information about the items you wish to renew. If the renewal is approved by the lender, you will be notified of the new due date.