Interlibrary Services

ILS Services

A World of Possibilities

Did You Know?  If you do not find in our collection a particular title that you need, we may be able to borrow it for you from another library.

NPL Cardholders

Libraries Seeking to Borrow

Delivery to Businesses and Individuals

Newark Public Library Cardholders

  • If you do not find in our collection a particular title that you need, we may be able to borrow it for you from another library.
  • Libraries that belong to the New Jersey Library Network lend books and provide up to twenty (20) pages of photocopied articles to patrons of other network libraries at no charge. Out-of-state libraries charge fees (usually $15 and up) for loans and photocopies.
  • Most libraries will not lend bestsellers, audiovisuals, or rare books.
  • If you would like for us to try to borrow an item for you or procure a photocopy of an article for you, visit JerseyCat. Click “Begin,” then click the tab for “Patron Menu,” then click “Blank Request.”
  • Search other library catalogs with JerseyCat. After locating an item that you wish to borrow, click on “Request Item” and complete the form.
  • Call upon a librarian if you need help.

Libraries Seeking to Borrow from NPL

We accept interlibrary services requests through OCLC, fax or mail (preferably with an ALA form), for the following materials:

  • Books from our circulating collections
  • Copies of articles from our periodicals and reference materials
  • Compact discs
  • Books in a variety of world languages
  • Copies of U.S. and New Jersey government publications
  • Copies of U.S. patents

Charges are as follows:

New Jersey Network Libraries
Loans free
20 photocopied pages free
21+ photocopied pages $.25 per page
Other Libraries
Loans $15.00
10 photocopied pages $15.00
11+ photocopied pages $.75 per page
Fax $.50 per page
Postage and handling at cost
Same-day service $20 per item

 

Delivery to Businesses and Individuals

For-profit institutions and individuals interested in requesting directly may inquire about special services. Information on our Gateway Reference Service is available here.

Charges are as follows:

10 photocopied pages $15
11+ photocopied pages $.75 per page
Fax $.75 per page
Postage and handling at cost
Same-day service $20 per item