Columbus Metropolitan Library works with libraries across the country to borrow and lend books and articles. If you can't find what you're looking for in our catalog, Interlibrary Loan may be an option.

Quick facts about Interlibrary Loan:

  • Before submitting a request, please check SearchOhio and OhioLINK. These catalogs give you access to millions of additional items you can request and have delivered to any Columbus Metropolitan Library location - all at no cost to you. Simply use your library card to make requests and check out items. Read the complete information here.
  • You must have a library card from Columbus Metropolitan Library to use Interlibrary Loan. Library cards from other library systems are not eligible. Sign up for a library card here.
  • You may have up to 10 active requests at one time. Only books, articles and microfilm can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • All items must be picked up and returned to a Columbus Metropolitan Library location.