Interlibrary Loan Service

If the item you want is not in the Library Catalog, you can borrow it from another library using the Texas Group Catalog.

Unfortunately, not everything is available through Interlibrary Loan. New books are not available until they have been out at least six months, especially bestsellers. We cannot request or loan new books. Beginning January 1, 2017, we will be unable to fulfill requests for DVDs that have been released within the last 5 years.

How to Request Materials using the Texas Group Catalog

  1. Search for material using the basic default search or the Advanced Search.
  2. A list of search results will appear. To narrow your search results, use the options on the left side.
  3. When you have decided on a specific record, click on the title.
  4. Scroll down to click on the Request Item button.
  5. Choose Waco-McLennan County Library from the resulting drop-down list. Note that you should check the "Keep me logged in" box unless you are on a public computer.
  6. Click Continue and log in with your library card number and PIN.
  7. On the "Request this Item" screen, complete all required fields.
  8. You must include an email address, if you wish to be notified about cancelled items
  9. Click Continue to submit your request.

Requests may take 2 to 4 weeks to be filled.

Watch the video below to see the process in action!

Your ILL requests can be reviewed by logging in to My Requests once you are on the Texas Group page. This option is found under the top-left Texas Group Catalog link

  • There is a $1 shipping fee for each interlibrary loan item that is assessed even if the item is not picked up by the patron. There is no fee if the request is unfilled from a lending library. There is no fee for photocopied materials.
  • When your item arrives, you will be notified by email. Patrons who do not have an email address, will be notified by mail.
  • Please pick up your item as soon as possible. After 10 days the item will be returned to the lending library if it has not been claimed.
  • Books and audiobooks check out for three weeks. To request a renewal, contact us 3 to 5 days before the due date. We will contact the lending library to see if the item can be renewed.
  • DVDs and Videos are limited to five items for check out for one week and may not be renewed.
  • Cardholders are limited to 10 active Interlibrary Loan requests. This includes the total number checked out and requested.

Waco McLennan County Library Interlibrary Loan Policy

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Office

For renewals, contact the ILL office 3-5 days before your material is due. Only books and audiobooks may be renewed, subject to the lending library's policies.

Call (254) 750-5944 to request a renewal by phone, or email WMCLReference@wacotx.gov