Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find what you need in the Fort Worth Public Library catalog?

Try using Interlibrary Loan (ILL), where you can request almost any material from Texas Group Catalog, a combined database of items owned by over 500 public libraries in Texas and other participating libraries in the United States. Each ILL request fulfilled on or after Jan. 1, 2022, will cost $3 per item, in addition to any costs assessed by the lending library.

Please check the Fort Worth Public Library catalog before requesting materials through ILL. Requests for items owned by Fort Worth Public Library will be cancelled. E-resources are not available through ILL.

Please note that ILL materials may take two to six weeks to arrive. If you need help requesting an ILL, please contact your local library branch for assistance.

Interlibrary Loan Search  FAQs(PDF, 80KB)

How to search

  1. Search for material by title, author, or subject in the Texas Group Catalog using the basic default search or the Advanced Search
  2. Refine your results list by clicking a format: author, year, language, content, audience, or topic in the left-hand navigation bar
  3. When you find the item you wish to request, click on the title
  4. Click on the Request Item button below the blue Find a Copy bar
  5. Choose Fort Worth Public Library from the drop-down list. Note that you should check the keep me logged in box unless you are on a public computer
  6. Click Continue and log in with your library card number and password
  7. On the Request This Item screen, complete all required fields and include any patron instructions
  8. Select a pickup location
  9. You must include an email address if you want to be notified about cancelled items
  10. Click Continue to submit your request

Interlibrary Loan Search


ILL Status

Pending: Interlibrary loan request is still being processed

Shipped: Material has been shipped from the lending library

Received: Item has been received by Interlibrary Loan department.

Returned: Interlibrary Loan has been returned to the loaning library

For questions about an active ILL request, email our librarians.