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.



  • We cannot borrow textbooks, electronic resources, or current year copyrighted titles.
  • Check the WorldCat database to get more information about possible holdings.
  • Some items may be for library-use-only.
  • Boise Public Library does not charge a fee for this service, but some libraries may charge us a fee for borrowing the item. When those fees are incurred, they may be passed on to you.


  • 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 208-972-8255 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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