The ILL system utilizes the Texas Group Catalog to place ILL requests through WorldCat Navigator. This interface allows you, as a resident, to request items using your Irving Public Library card barcode and PIN number. The ILL system integrates with our local computer system to provide a single library account for all of your holds, notices and checkouts--including ILL items. Your library card account must be in good standing in order to place an ILL request.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) allows us to borrow books for you from other libraries throughout Texas and the United States. Important Note: ILL items are subject to the policies, procedures, fines, fees, and charges of the lending libraries.
ILL privileges are available through Irving Public Library for Irving residents only. Up to 10 active ILL requests are allowed. Non-resident library card holders will need to initiate ILL requests through their home library.
You may have up to 10 active items at one time. This includes interlibrary loan items that are currently checked out to you as well as ones on request.
How long does it take to receive an ILL book? It usually takes from two to six weeks to receive a book through interlibrary loan.
How long may I keep an ILL book? The lending library specifies the check-out period. It usually ranges from two to four weeks.
May I renew my ILL book? That depends on the policy of the lending library. The paper wrapper on the book should indicate if renewals are not permitted. To request a renewal, contact the ILL Office.
What materials may NOT be borrowed? New books published within the last 6 months, books already in our collection (including reference books), rare books, most genealogy books, most dissertations and theses, audiovisual items, and entire issues of periodicals.
May I request a DVD or CD through ILL? No. Only books, articles and microfilm may be borrowed through ILL. We do not process requests for DVDs, videos, CDs or other audiovisual items.
How do I request a journal article? When you have searched and selected your journal title, the request form has a box for Patron Instructions. Enter the citation details here.
May I request items from other countries? You may only request items from libraries within the United States.
Contact the ILL Office
ILL Office: 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060 Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone: (972) 721-4629 Fax: (972) 721-4771 TExpress: 116 DAL E-mail: email@example.com