Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan


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What is Interlibrary Loan?

Books, articles, music CDs or DVDs not owned by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System can be requested from library systems across New York State and beyond.  Interlibrary Loan manages these requests for you.

The following can be requested through ILL:

  • Books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Music on CD
  • DVDs 
  • Individual articles or book chapters
  • Microfilm

*Some restrictions apply  

You cannot request through ILL:

  • TV series
  • eBooks
  • Rare books
  • Reference books
  • Entire magazine/ journal issues

B&ECPL reserves the right to refuse to accept photocopy requests when it is believed that fulfillment of the order would result in a violation of copyright law.