You may submit your
Interlibrary Loan forms online.
Read our Interlibrary Loan Policy.
What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
Interlibrary Loan service is a free service offered to you by the Mesa
Public Library. We borrow books, videos, and audiobooks from other libraries
that you need but that we do not own. We also can try to obtain photocopies
of magazine, journal and newspaper articles from periodicals that we do not
How do I get in touch with ILL?
Office hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We are located in the Main Mesa Public Library building at 64 East First
Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: (480) 644-2732 - You may leave a message.
Fax: (480) 644-2991
Who is eligible to use this service?
Interlibrary Loan is available to any patron with a current Mesa Public
Library card who is in good standing with the Library.
How do I submit requests?
Please use our
online request form.
Please tell us as much information as you know about the item you would
like for us to borrow. Do not abbreviate titles. Before submitting a
request, make certain that item is not available at any Mesa Public Library
branch. There is a limit of six active requests per patron at one time. This
includes pending requests.
How long does it take to get a book or article?
We process your requests as quickly as possible. We borrow from libraries
all over the U.S. and in Canada. It can take from a few days to a few weeks
for us to receive the materials. Most materials are sent via the Maricopa
County Library Courier or the U.S. Post Office.
Are there types of library material that cannot be borrowed?
The following materials are generally not available through Interlibrary
Loan, and we are unable to request them or provide them for other libraries:
- Music CDs
- Rare books
- Popular items, or books/audiovisual materials that are in demand
- Newspapers and manuscripts (unless available in microform)
- Entire issues of periodicals
- Reference books or special items that libraries do not loan
How long are the loan periods?
On an average, the loan period is 3 weeks. It can be shorter or longer,
depending on the rules set by the library that lends the material to us.
What about fines?
Overdue fines are $1.00 per title per day. If an Interlibrary loan is
requested for you, and you do not pick it up, a 50¢ fee will be added to
your account. Please call the Interlibrary loan office if you no longer need
How will I be notified when my material arrives?
The Library’s computer will call you or send an email message when your
material is available for you to pick up. If we cannot contact you either of
these two ways, we will send you a notice in the mail.
Where do I pick up and return my books?
You may select the Mesa Public Library branch most convenient for you to
pick up your materials. You must return your materials to the Circulation
Desk at any Mesa Public Library branch. Please do not remove the attached
label from the materials borrowed - it is needed to clear your account.
Photocopy requests are mailed to the address on your library account.
May I renew interlibrary loaned materials?
Interlibrary loan materials may not be renewed, and due dates may not be
extended. Due dates are firm.