How do I interlibrary loan a book?
Omaha Public Library does provide interlibrary loan (ILL) service. We will have the item you request mailed to us from another library system, and you will be charged postage for delivery of the item. ILL forms can be filled out and submitted both in person at one of our branches and online through our website. For the latter: Point your browser to our homepage (www.omahalibrary.org). Scroll down to the bottom right corner of our homepage and under the column My Library click on the link Interlibrary Loan. This will give you all of the guidelines and information you need to interlibrary loan a book or item that the Omaha Public Library does not carry. As you read the guidelines, you will see the WorldCat link. Once you are in the WorldCat database, you can search for the item you want. Once you have found the item and are in its bibliographic record, you will see black buttoned icons at the top left of your screen. If you see the button ILL, then you know the item can be interlibrary loaned. If you click on that icon and fill out the form that appears, we will do everything we can to get your item. Please note that the charge ranges for postage. The maximum that we ask is $5.oo. However, if it is a large item or it costs more, we will contact you first before we ask that it be delivered.