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Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the process of borrowing books from other libraries. Are you interested in a book you can’t find at Dover? Try requesting it through ILL!

Here's What You Need to Know:

  • Anyone with a Dover library card in good standing can place an ILL request
  • You may request up to 5 items per month (please check our catalog before requesting)
  • You may request books, DVDs, large print items, and photocopies of articles.
  • We do not currently loan audiobooks or music CDs through ILL
  • Requests typically take 2-3 weeks, but some hard to find items may take longer. Please let us know well in advance if you need the item by a certain date.
  • Fill out as much information as possible when requesting an item, this will speed up the process
  • There is a $3.00 fee for out of state items. We will contact you before requesting from out of state libraries.
  • Some academic libraries may charge additional fees ($5-$30+). We typically do not request these items, but we will contact you in case you are still interested.
  • Items are available to borrow for 3-4+ weeks at the discretion of the loaning library
  • If you need additional time, please contact us well in advance to request a renewal. The loaning library grants permission for renewals, not the Dover Public Library staff.

Make a request, or ask your friendly, neighborhood librarian for an ILL request form. 

Interlibrary Loan is dependent upon the generosity and goodwill between libraries. Please be careful with their property and return it on time.
Please contact us by phone (603-516-6215) or by email ( if you have any questions.