Request Interlibrary Loan

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols and service limitations, please expect delays in receiving items requested through interlibrary loan and purchase requests.

Boise Public Library and Ada Community Library card holders may use this form to request an item not owned by local Lynx Consortium Libraries. Interlibrary loans must be picked up and dropped off at a Boise Public Library location.



  • We cannot borrow textbooks, electronic resources, video games, or current year copyrighted titles.
  • Check the WorldCat database to get more information about possible holdings.
  • Some items may be for in-library use only.
  • Boise Public Library does not charge a fee for this service, but some libraries may charge a lending fee. When those fees are incurred, they may be passed on to you.
  • A cardholder must owe less than $10.00 in fees to utilize this service.


  • Items requested usually take a minimum of 21 days to arrive. It will be held for you for 10 days.
  • Due dates are given and renewals granted by lending libraries. Contact the Boise Public Library interlibrary loan desk at or 208-972-8223 to initiate a renewal request.
  • To ensure that your interlibrary loan can be checked in, please leave ILL paperwork with it and return it to a Boise Public Library location.
 Interlibrary Loan Form

Please use our Purchase Suggestion form for items published this year

Contact Us

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

Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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