Request via Inter-Library Loan (ILL) (most libraries across Massachusetts) Cost: $1 per request (non-refundable). Contact our Reference Desk to get started. We can't guarantee we'll be able to borrow the item, but we're happy to try.
Generally speaking, we are not able to borrow a new book (one published within the current year) via ILL. It can also be difficult to borrow a CD or DVD via ILL, though we can try. We might be able to purchase newly-published items for our collection instead. To request that an item be considered for purchase, please submit a Purchase Suggestion.
If you're looking for magazine, journal, or newspaper articles, see Finding Articles.
* As of January 5, 2024, due to the Jones Library construction project, we have temporarily reduced the scope of our ILL services from U.S. libraries to Massachusetts libraries.