Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows participating libraries to share resources outside of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, PPLC. Materials borrowed from libraries outside PPLC do not fall under the same borrowing guidelines as locally owned materials. Availability, due dates, and lending conditions vary depending on lending library rules. Not all items are possible to obtain.
Placing a Request
Five ILL requests per calendar month are free to any PPLC library card holder.
Requests for materials and status of requests are handled at the Answers Desk by calling (727) 724-1525 x 4112 or via email email@example.com.
Patrons must have a valid PPLC library card.
Requests cannot be placed for titles published in the current year.
Items in the PPLC catalog (owned by a PPLC library) regardless of current availability status, cannot be requested via ILL.
International requests are not permitted.
Allow 2-4 weeks for ILL items to arrive. SHPL cannot predict when an item will arrive.
ILL items must be picked up and returned at SHPL only.
Each lending library determines the loan period of an item and date due.
SHPL is unable to guarantee the length of the check-out period for an ILL request.
Due dates are stated on the front sticker of each ILL.