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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL is a service allowing library items or a photocopy to be made available from one library system to another.


  • This service is available to any Scottsdale Library card holder in good standing.
  • If the Scottsdale Public Library already owns a copy of an item, then it is not eligible for request.
  • Checkout period for ILL materials is 4 weeks.
  • Books published within the last 12 months are not eligible.
  • Media items (CDs / DVDs / BluRay) are not eligible for ILL.
  • Each card holder may have up to 6 active requests.
  • ILL items cannot be renewed.
  • Please note that it may take from three to eight weeks to receive your item. Microfilm viewers only available at Civic Center Library.
  • $1.00 fee for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) item(s) not picked up.
  • $1.00 fee for each day an item is returned after its due date.

Scottsdale Public Library does not charge for this service. However, the lending library may charge a fee, which will be passed on to you.

If a lending library charges a fee, we will contact you before completing the request.

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