Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered by NOPL free of charge to patrons with a permanent NOPL library card. (Note: While we will attempt to fill all requests that comply with the guidelines below, there are some libaries that may charge a fee for their services. Such fees will be passed on to you.)

To request ILL service, fill out our request form.

What can be borrowed?

  • Books not owned by NOPL
  • Articles in magazines/journals that are not owned by NOPL

What cannot be borrowed?

  • Books published within the last calendar year
  • Whole magazines
  • Audio-visual materials
  • Most genealogical material

Other ILL facts and rules:

  • There is a limit of 5 active requests for adults and students or 3 active requests for juveniles
  • If you have fines in excess of $5.00, we can't file an ILL request for you until the fine is paid
  • The ILL loan period is set by the lender of the item(s) requested
  • Overdue fines are $1.00 per day for each ILL item
  • All ILL items must be returned to the library in person and never be put into a bookdrop
  • To renew an ILL item, call the ILL office (504 596-2572) at least 3 days prior to the due date.
  • A single renewal is usually (but not always) allowed

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