Borrow from Other Libraries

If we don’t have the item you’re looking for, we’ll help you find it! You may order authors, titles and subjects that we do not have in the Leeds and the Thousand Islands collections through our Interlibrary Loan Services. Please┬ácontact library staff at any of our branches and we will be happy to assist you.

Using Interlibrary Loan Services

This service is generally free. However, some libraries may charge fees for lending, photocopying and other services. This service may take anywhere from one to six weeks from time of order to receipt of material.

  • The general borrowing period for interlibrary loan materials is six weeks.
  • Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library.
  • Many libraries do not share their audio-visual materials.
  • Late and lost/damaged fees apply to interlibrary loan items.

Interlibrary loan privileges may be suspended if fines or damages to other library’s materials are excessive. Your library account with Leeds and the Thousand Islands must also be in good standing. Loan periods are determined by the lending library. If a renewal is required please contact the library several days before the given due date.

Please note that other libraries are not obligated to lend their materials to other library systems. They share materials in accordance with their own policies and procedures and at their discretion.

Browse Materials Online

The Interlibrary Loan website has a guest browsing feature that will allow you to search locations of resources. Visit

When you find your item, visit your local branch to place orders.