Inter Library Loans

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If items are not available at Yarra Libraries or through our shared collections, we are often able to borrow them from other libraries on your behalf through Inter-Library Loan. To request an item for Inter-Library Loan, visit our catalogue and click on 'Send a Request' at the top of the page. Fill in the request form, selecting Inter-Library Loan as request type. For more information, please speak with staff in branch or call us on 1300 695 427.

Before you request an item, please read our guidelines below:
• you may have four (4) Inter-Library Loans in process at any one time. This total includes requests and items on loan
• there is no charge for Inter-Library Loans obtained from public libraries in Victoria, and some interstate public libraries. Any charges from an interstate public library will be discussed with customers before a request is placed
• there may be a fee for items borrowed from Australian academic or special libraries; check our fees and charges
• we do not offer Inter-Library Loans from overseas libraries
• partial and online memberships do not have access to Inter-Library Loans
• requested items can only be collected from a Yarra Libraries branch and are not transferable within the Libraries Victoria network
• Yarra Libraries has no control over what other lending libraries may or may not lend, response times from lending libraries, their loan conditions or the length of loan periods
• new release titles may not be available via inter-library lending. If the new item you’re looking for isn’t in our catalogue, please ask us to purchase a copy on your behalf via the ‘Suggest an item’ form
• for further information regarding your outstanding requests please email: [email protected]