Borrow from another library through TPL

The Toledo Public Library buys the books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community. Because of limited resources and space we can’t buy everything that is published, but usually we can get it from another library. This is called inter-library loan. Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries. The Toledo Library uses SILO Interlibrary loan to borrow items from other Iowa libraries and OCLC Interlibrary loan to borrow items from libraries around the United States and other countries.

If we don’t have the item that you are looking for, you may ask the staff to get it for you from another library. There is a $1.25 charge for this service to help defray our postage costs.   If there are additional charges, i.e. insurance, photocopying, etc. those charges will also be added.  Most of the items are delivered to our library in 4-7 days. The loan periods vary, but most items are loaned at least 2 weeks.  The staff will inform you of the loan period when you pick up the item.

Call the library today to make your request 641-484-3362, fill out the request form on this web site,  or use the "Contact Us" footer at the bottom of this page.