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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows you to request materials that Durham County Library does not own. There is no guarantee that we will be able to obtain a copy of the item you’re interested in, but we’re always happy to try. Most items can be checked out like an ordinary library book, but some must be used within the library building.

All interlibrary loan requests are currently suspended.

Returns may be made directly to the checkout locations’ drop boxes, which are now open 24/7. If your interlibrary loan items no longer have paperwork or labels to indicate that they are not part of the Durham County Library collection, please include a note inside their front covers that says “ILL”. Keep in mind that it will be at least 72 hours before the item is checked in at the locations.

Contact the location from which you borrowed your item(s) if you have questions, or contact Patrick Holt at pdholt@dconc.gov.