An interlibrary loan is a transaction in which the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System borrows materials from another library system on behalf of a patron. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System provides interlibrary loan services in order to enhance and extend the resources available to its users.
You may request an interlibrary loan if a book, magazine or journal article you are seeking is not owned by the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS). In order to see if an item is owned by our system search the Catalog. If materials are owned by AFPLS, you can place a hold on the item in the catalog using your library card ID and password.
Interlibrary Loan Cost
This service is often free, but sometimes there is a charge for photocopied materials or for rare, hard-to-find items held by only a few libraries.
Interlibrary Loan Guidelines
- Patron must have an updated and valid Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System library card.
- Library card account cannot have any lost items or excessive fines. Check your account by logging on to iBistro
- A patron may make up to 7 requests at one time; this includes requests already submitted but that have yet to be completed.
- Fill out a separate request form for each book and/or photocopied article.
- Required field (*) information must be provided.
- Adhere to lending library due dates. Return items on time so that lending libraries will continue to offer this service.
- Renew interlibrary loan materials 7 days prior to due date by calling 404.730.1937.
Book Request Form
Contact the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Interlibrary Loan Office
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
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