Interlibrary Loan

ILL Department, Blasco Memorial Library
(814) 451-6922
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is used to obtain items that are not held by Erie County Public Library.

Please check the catalog first to see if our libraries have the item you’d like.

What can I request?

You can request books, copies of articles, DVDs, videocassettes, audiobooks, and microfilm. We do not accept requests for entire magazines or journals, music CDs, Playaways, Playviews, anything already owned by the Erie County Public Library system, or anything published less than 6 months ago.

Please note that it may take 4-6 weeks for your item to arrive.

Who can place a request?

Anyone with a current Erie County Public Library card can place a request. Requests cannot be placed using a temporary card. Please clear any fines on your account before submitting a request. There is a limit of two requests at a time per card. You must use your own card.

Where can I pick up/return my interlibrary loan item?

You can request for the item to be available for pickup at Blasco Memorial Library, any of the ECPL branches, or the Bookmobile. You may also return your item at any of these locations. You are responsible for returning the item on time and in good condition.

If you would like to pick up and return your item at another library in Erie County, please contact that library to place your request.

How do I place my request?

Requests may be submitted at Blasco Memorial Library or any ECPL branch. You may also call us at (814) 451-6922, or use the form below.