Looking for a book, article, movie, or music? Don’t see it in the catalog? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! Interlibrary Loan is a service provided by Aurora Public Library. If you have a valid Aurora Public Library card, in good standing, you can request items from lending libraries across the country.
Please follow these steps to request an Interlibrary Loan:You may requests up to five (5) items per library card at a time.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is how the Aurora Public Library (APL) requests material or lends material to another library. The main purpose of this service is to provide materials to our customers that are not available at any of the Aurora Public Library locations.
You’ll need an Aurora Public Library card and a PIN to use ILL. You can make your request in person at any APL facility including the Bookmobile, by calling 630-264-4101, or online.
If you forget your PIN, please contact the Circulation Desk at (630) 264-4100, during regular library hours. We can reset your PIN.
You can have five (5) interlibrary loans in process at any given time. This includes items requested, in process, and checked out. For example, if you have four (4) items checked out, or previously requested but not received, you will only be able to request one (1) additional item through Interlibrary Loan.
You can request books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, articles, photocopies of microfilm material, and sheet music.
Video games, Blue-Rays, e-books, whole microfilm reels, and items published within the last six (6) months may not be requested.
It typically takes 2-8 weeks to receive ILL items and prepare them for checkout. Out of state items can take longer. We will notify you if we can’t fill your request.
You can see the status of your request by logging in to your library account with your library card and PIN.
Three weeks for all materials, except DVDs, which check out for one week.
ILL items may not be renewed.
Overdue Interlibrary Loan (ILL) material fines are the same as those for Aurora Public Library items. The fine on all materials is 25 cents per day/per item except for DVDs, for which the fine is 50 cents per day/per item. The maximum fine for an item is $5.00.
You are responsible for paying the replacement cost assessed by the lending library. Please contact us if you’ve lost or damaged your ILL.
ph : 630-723-2525