InterLibrary Loan

West Florida Public Libraries has a great selection of materials, but sometimes the library might not own the exact work that you’re looking for. That’s where our InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service comes in handy. 

Using our special Do It Yourself (DIY) network, you can find a book, audiobook, or CD at a library in Florida (or elsewhere in the continental United States), request it, and then pick it up at a WFPL location.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1 – Grab your WFPL card to begin.
2 – Check our catalog to confirm that the item is not owned by WFPL (if it is, you can place a hold on the title and be notified when it becomes available for you).
3 – If WFPL does not own the item, then search for and request the item from other libraries. 
Patrons are allowed to request up to 5 items (books, audiobooks or CDs, but not DVDs) within a 30 day period.
Having trouble finding your item or using the ILL system? Give us a call at 850-436-5066 for help.
What else can you request?

You may also request copies of documents that are owned by another library. This includes articles from magazines or newspapers, obituaries, and more.

To request a copy of a document,

That’s it! You’ll be notified when your requested copy is ready.