When do I use it?

If you are looking for a specific title that our library does not own, you may request to borrow it using one of two methods:

  • In the library catalog, login to your account. Then select 'My Account'. Select 'Reserves' at the top of the screen. Scroll down the page until you see "Is the library missing something? You can request that we purchase it or borrow it from another library (ILL)." By selecting the underlined word 'request' in that statement, a box will open and you can enter your requested item, title and author if known. The more information, the better! In the 'Additional Information' box, please state that you are requesting this item via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Or:
  • At the Circulation Desk, ask to fill out a paper form with the pertinent information. The title of the item, the author or editor, ISBN number (if known), the format of what you want (book, large print book, DVD, audiobook, article), and anything specific or special instructions. Fill in your name, your Lago Vista Public Library (LVPL) card number, phone number, email address (if available), and sign and date it. Give the completed form to an LVPL staff member.

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1. Who can use this service?
2. When do I use it?
3. What happens next?
4. How long does it take?
5. How will I know when my item is available?
6. When will my ILL book be due?
7. What is the cost?
8. What else do I need to know?