Interlibrary Loan

If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the Library Catalog, and you are a Scotch Plains resident cardholder, you may:

  • Suggest it for purchase if it’s new (published or released within the last six months) — or if you want it in ebook or e-audiobook format
  • Request that we borrow it from another library for you through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.

Just review these points before you make an ILL request:

  • Items are typically received within two weeks, but they can take longer to arrive. There is no way to guarantee that an item will arrive by a certain date.
  • Items will be due two weeks from checkout; they will be eligible for a one week automatic renewal.  No renewals will be possible at the end of the three week period.  DVDs will be due one week from checkout, with no renewals.
  • Overdue fines of $1 per day will be charged for any overdue ILL items, to a maximum of $20 per item.
  • You may have up to five active requests at any time, including items already received and checked out.
  • We do our best to fill your requests, but please realize that some items cannot be obtained from other libraries.

Place your request through this form, or by calling the Library at 908-322-5007, x204.