Interlibrary Loan

Information for TPL customers who want to request materials from another library system

Service Update

The Interlibrary Loan request form is not functional at this time. To submit a request, please speak to branch staff or contact Answerline.

Use Interlibrary Loan to request books, microfilm, photocopies, or other material that Toronto Public Library doesn't have in its collections.

What you can request

Types of materials you can request

Types of materials you can't request

Making a request

A valid Toronto Public Library card is required to make an interlibrary loan request. How to get a library card

Print form

Complete the printable Interlibrary Loan Request form (PDF) and take it to any library branch.

Self-serve interlibrary loan

Self-service interlibrary loan is an optional service that allows you to search for items in other Ontario public library systems and place your own requests. Register for self-serve interlibrary loan by emailing us your name and library card number at After we process your request, we will send you instructions and a self-serve interlibrary loan link.

How interlibrary loan works

How long it takes

Where you can pick up your item

Borrowing rules