Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find the book you want in our library catalog? We can request it for you from another library, and you can pick it up at the Lawton Public Library!

Interlibrary Loan

Who May Use Interlibrary Loan:

Anyone who has a Lawton Public Library card may request Interlibrary Loans. 

Plan Ahead:

Allow for a minimum of two weeks from the time of submitting a request until receiving the material (although materials sometimes arrive sooner). Some items classified as genealogy or reference, and very recent publications, are not possible to borrow through Interlibrary Loan. Newer publications can be requested for the library to purchase in person, by phone, or in the library catalog in the Reserves/Requests tab under My Account. Be sure to give a daytime phone number and a current address and you will be notified by the Interlibrary Loan Technician as soon as the requested materials arrive.

Caution: Ordering multiple books in a series at the same time is not recommended. The books will arrive out of order, and you may only have 3 weeks to read multiple items. 


Preferred Methods for Requesting Items:

Option 1: Request an ILL through the library catalog. A video tutorial is posted on the library's Facebook page. 

1. Log into the library catalog with your card number and LAST NAME all caps or password. 

2. Click on the My Account button in the top right corner. Make sure phone number and email are up-to-date. 

3. Then, click on the Reserves/Request tab.

4. After Is the library missing something?, click on request. 

5. Answer yes to the first question, then fill out the item's information. Click send request. 


Option 2: Fill out the form online. Customers must have a Lawton Public Library card in good standing (active card with no more than $1.00 in late fees) before requested material will be ordered.

You can fill out an ILL form in WorldCat FirstSearch.

1. Log into the library catalog with your card number and LAST NAME all caps or password. 

2. Scroll down and click on WorldCat FirstSearch in the Electronic Resources list. 

Then, follow the linked directions below to request an ILL. 


Interlibrary Loan Directions

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Other Method for Requesting Items:

Call 580-581-3450 option 3 and ask to borrow something from another library.

OR Fill out form and return to a library employee.

ILL Request Form


There will be a $2.50 charge for each item requested when you pick it up.

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