Interlibrary Loan

If the NHFPL catalog does not include the book or periodical  you are looking for, we may be able to obtain it for you from another library via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). NHFPL card holders may make one ILL request per month.  Average wait time is four to six weeks. AV materials (dvds, audiobooks) are not eligible for ILL request. Reference books and new books are usually not available through ILL.

Keep in mind, you can search ReQuest to locate your item and check it out from any Connecticut public library by using your NHFPL card.

Requests may be placed at Ives Main Library or any of the branches, or online through ReQuest, the statewide catalog. Your ILL materials may be picked up and returned to any NHFPL branch.

The lending conditions, including the loan period, are set by the lending library. There are no renewals for ILL materials.

If you have any questions about our ILL service or would like to know the status of your ILL request, please contact us at or 203.946.8135.