Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which you request materials that are not owned by libraries in Washington County. Interlibrary Loans come from other libraries around the country… and sometimes the world! Please allow a few weeks for processing and mailing.

There is a countywide limit of five active requests per patron. Items currently checked out to you do not count toward the limit of five.

Requests for materials published in the current calendar year should be submitted as purchase suggestions, rather than interlibrary loan requests, to your local library.

Console video games (Wii, PlayStation, Xbox, etc.) are not available through interlibrary loan.

There is no charge for most ILL requests. If a lending library charges fees to borrow their materials, we would proceed only with your pre-approval of the cost.

Interlibrary Loan materials are carefully tracked by library staff, so they must be returned to the same library from which you checked them out.

Get started searching with WorldCat, a worldwide database of library materials, ArticleFirst, or any of our other periodicals databases.

Submitting ILL borrowing requests to your library:

Banks Public Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, or by phone to 503-324-1382.

Beaverton City Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, by phone to 503-526-2577, or by web form.

Cedar Mill Community Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, by phone to 503-644-0043 ext. 114, or by web form.

Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, by phone to 503-617-7323, or by web form.

Cornelius Public Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, or by phone to 503-357-4093.

Forest Grove City Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person at the Reference desk, by phone to 503-992-3337, by email to fgl-reference@wccls.org, or by web form.

Garden Home Community Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, or by phone to 503-245-9932.

Hillsboro Public Library: Main and Shute Park*

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person at the Reference desk, by phone to 503-615-6500 (ask for Reference), or by web form.
*Shute Park will be closed for remodeling from May 12, 2013 until March 2014.

North Plains Public Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person at the Reference desk or by phone to 503-647-5051.

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Interlibrary Loan services are offered to currently registered students, faculty and staff of Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Sherwood Public Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, by phone to 503-625-6688, or by email to askusSPL@wccls.org.

Tigard Public Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person at the Reference desk, by phone to 503-684-6537, or by email to ill@tigard-or.gov with the subject line “ILL REQUEST”.
Note: Service is limited to Washington County residents and paid WCCLS cardholders.

Tualatin Public Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, by phone to 503-691-3071, or by email to InterLibraryLoan@ci.tualatin.or.us.

Tuality Health Information Resource Center

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, by phone to 503-681-1702, by fax to 503-681-1761, by email to tuality.library@tuality.org, or by email link from periodical databases.
Note: Requests from the general public are accepted for materials in medical or health-related subject areas.

West Slope Community Library

Submit requests online from the WorldCat or ArticleFirst databases,
in person, by phone to 503-292-6416, by fax to 503-292-6932, or by email to WSL-ILL@wccls.org.

Interlibrary Loan Lending: information for other libraries

Washington County Cooperative Library Services lends all circulating materials at no charge to reciprocal libraries. Non-reciprocal borrowing libraries will be charged $15 per loan, payable only via OCLC IFM.

Send requests through OCLC to symbol OQX, by email to wcclsill@yahoo.com or by phone/fax to 503-681-4742.

Mailing address for interlibrary loan: WCCLS External Loans, 111 NE Lincoln St MS58D, Hillsboro OR 97124