Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loan Service

  • Interlibrary Loan services are only available to McKinney Residents with a library card in good standing. 
  • If you need a journal article, book, or other loanable material that the McKinney Public Library System does not own, the Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will attempt to get it for you. You may request or have active 5 items at a time.
  • The loan period for all Interlibrary Loans is 3 weeks, with no renewals. If you need more time, request another copy through ILL once the first one has been returned.

Tips on Using the Interlibrary Loan Form

  • When searching for an item, you will see a list of libraries that own the item. You do not need to choose one of the libraries that own the item. The ILL system will make the choice based on availability.
  • Select the blue "Request Item" button on the right side of the page when you are ready to request the item.
  • Under "Choose your home library," pick McKinney Public Library System. You will then be asked to choose a pickup location: John and Judy Gay Library or the Hall Memorial Library. 
  • If you receive an error message while placing the request, please email [email protected] with your library card number, which library you’d like to pick it up from (Roy & Helen Hall or John & Judy Gay), the title and author of the item you are requesting, and the desired format (book, CD, DVD, etc.).
  • If the McKinney Public Library System owns the desired item, you cannot request it through Interlibrary Loan, but you can search the library catalog and place a hold there.
  • Interlibrary Loan Policy
  • Reglamento del Prestamo Interbibliotecario

When Picking up Interlibrary Loan Items

  • Ask a staff member for your item and tell them it is an Interlibrary Loan item.
  • Do not remove the yellow Interlibrary Loan label. Return any ILL paperwork with the item. If items are lost as a result of removing the label, replacement fees will be the responsibility of the patron.
  • Interlibrary Loan items check out for three weeks. No renewals.
  • Repeated failure to abide by due dates for ILLs may result in suspending Interlibrary Loan borrowing privileges.