Request an Item

Looking for something that’s not in our catalog? Let us know!

We use this form for both purchase requests and interlibrary loan requests. Library staff will review your request and determine the best method to fill it. Staff are also available to help you find similar topics of interest within our collection through the Personalized Picks service or research assistance.

Please keep in mind…

  • Requests are limited to Boise Public Library cardholders. If you have a card from another Treasure Valley Consortium library, please direct your request to your home library.
  • Due to the high volume of requests, cardholders are limited to one request per week. Our request cycle runs from Saturday to Friday.
  • Not all requests can be fulfilled. Please refer here for common reasons why this may be the case.
  • There’s no need to request popular/bestselling items; they’re ordered automatically, and they appear in the catalog approximately one month before the publication date. Please keep an eye on the catalog to add your name to the holds list.

Note: Due to the large volume of submissions, we’re not able to respond to individual requests.

Request an Item

Boise Public Library Cardholders

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Phone: (208) 972-8200
Item Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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