Placing a Request
To place an InterLibrary Loan request, contact the reference desk of your local branch. Requests must include complete bibliographic information, e.g., author, title and publication date. For an article request, the periodical title, volume, number, date, and pages are needed.
There is no fee charged by the Miami‑Dade Public Library System for each filled InterLibrary Loan request; however, other lending libraries may charge a fee for the use of their materials. The patron is responsible for these fees. Patrons will be notified through their online accounts if any charges apply. The Library will not proceed with the request until the patron contacts the InterLibrary Loan office and agrees to accept responsibility for the charges, which will be added to the patron’s account and must be paid online or in person before the account's expiration date.
Payment for lost or overdue materials is the sole responsibility of the patron. Overdue InterLibrary Loan materials and financial charges will result in a suspension of borrowing privileges in this library system.
Notification & Status
Items will be sent to the indicated pick‑up branch, where the patron will be notified of their arrival. Items not picked up by the due date will be sent back to the InterLibrary Loan office for their return to the lending library. Patrons will also be informed when requested materials are not available.