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Inter Library Loans

Due to temporarily library closures, this service is not unavailable until further notice. For information about changes to our libraries, visit our Service Updates page.

If an item you need is not available at any of the Ryde libraries, you can request a copy through the Inter Library Loans service. 

Items that can be obtained include books, articles, DVDs, CDs and community language material.

Items published recently, specifically those published in the last two years, cannot be requested as an Inter-Library Loan. A suggestion for purchase can be made on recently published titles, within the guidelines provided.

Library members are limited 8 active requests at one time.

How much does it cost?

Requesting an Inter Library Loan

  • Check our Library Catalogue first to ensure the item is not available at any of the Ryde libraries.
  • If the item is not available you can place a request by calling or visiting any of our Ryde libraries or completing the online Inter Library Loan Request form.

When will the item arrive?

Delivery times vary depending on the availability of the item at the library approached, the type of material requested, and also where it is coming from. 

Rare, specialised, older items, difficult to find material and high demand items can take longer to obtain. 

When the item is available for collection, you will be notified by either post or email.

Last updated on 1 April 2020