Q. How do I request a book using your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service?


GCPL InterLibrary Loan Services


Can’t find the book or article that you want at Gwinnett County Public Library? We might be able to get it for you through the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service. The types of materials that we can borrow through ILL are books, large print books, and microfilm. We can also get copies of magazine or journal articles as well as a few pages from a book for free. In order to place an ILL request you must have a library account in good standing. Each customer is limited to five active ILLs and must wait six months before placing a request for the same title again.


Items not available through ILL:

  • Audio Visual items, such as audio books, CDs, DVDs, or VHS tapes

  • Digital items, such as eBooks or eJournals

  • Items that are in our collection, unless all copies are lost or missing


Difficult to obtain items:

  • Genealogical Materials

  • Very old, rare, and/or expensive books

  • Reference materials, such as test prep

  • Text books

  • New materials published in the last 12 months


Checking out ILL book:

  • You will be notified when the book arrives or if it can’t be obtained. Please make sure your email address and phone number are up to date on your account.

  • Requests can require up to six weeks, depending on the lending library and how difficult the book is to obtain.

  • The book will be held for 5 days.

  • Due dates will vary and are set by the lending library.

  • Some institutions may not offer renewals but you can request to see if renewal is possible by contacting the ILL department at least 5 days before the book is due via email at InterLibraryLoan@gwinnettpl.org.  It can take up to four days to get a response from the lending institution. Items that are overdue are not eligible for a renewal and must be returned.

  • Some material will be in library use only and will need to stay at the library


You can submit your Interlibrary Loan requests using this form - Interlibrary Loan Request

  • Last Updated Mar 18, 2019
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