Out-of-System Loan Requests

An out-of-system, or interlibrary, loan is an item borrowed from outside of PrairieCat, our library system.

Only Moline Public Library patrons in good standing can request an ILL (InterLibrary Loan) from Moline Library. If you are from a different library, please contact your home library.

Interlibrary Loan Quick Facts

  • Ordering Fees: There is a $3 fee for requests for items, which covers postage and handling. This fee is paid when you receive the item you have requested.
  • Waiting Period: Waiting periods vary, will typically be longer than for requests (holds) placed within the PrairieCat system.
  • Checkout Period: The checkout period is at the discretion of the lending library. The item will be checked out to our library before it is sent to us. That means that, unlike system holds, the due date is already set before the item arrives at our library. For this reason, it is best to pick up your ILL item(s) as soon as possible.
  • Renewing: If you would like to renew an ILL, please contact the Circulation Department. We will have to contact the library system that we obtained the item from to ask for a renewal. For some systems, we will receive an answer right away. Other systems may require a few days to get back to us. Please ask for a renewal as soon as you know you need it.

If you have more questions, please contact the Circulation Department.