Interlibrary loans

If we don't have a particular book you're looking for, we can try to arrange a copy for you from other public and university libraries as an interlibrary loan. 

Temporary disruption to interlibrary loan service

The interlibrary loan service has been temporarily suspended due to an interruption in the courier service used to move books around the state.  You may still be able to borrow from another library service by attending in person.  We will provide updates as soon as they become available.

Interlibrary loan service cost

$5

Please note: there may be additional charges that apply from the lending library.

Make a request for an interlibrary loan

Please include the following information in your request: 

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publication Date
  • ISBN (if known)
  • Your name and library membership number
  • Please note: please nominate either Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick or Bentleigh Library as your collection point.

Books you can request 

  • Request any book with the exception of new releases. DVDs, CDs and talking books cannot be requested.
  • Request a maximum of 10 requests at a time and they'll be processed within two weekdays.

Please note: delivery time cannot be guaranteed as it is dependent on other library services response times.