Interlibrary Loan

What is interlibrary loan? 
When you've searched our catalog and you don't find what you are looking for, let us try and get it for you from another library. Through our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), we can request materials from other libraries in the State of Connecticut.

Who can use this service?
This service is available to Waterford residents and non-resident customers with valid library cards.

Does it cost anything? 
There is no fee for this service. The library will not request any item for which there is a fee from the lending library.

How long will it take to get the item I need? 
Please allow a minimum of ten (10) business days for items to arrive. We will contact you via telephone or e-mail when the item arrives.

What can I borrow? 
Mostly books. Please note, some materials are difficult to obtain through ILL, such as entertainment DVDs and reference materials. It is also very difficult to obtain best sellers and other books published within the last 12 months.

How many items can I request through interlibrary loan? 
Customers may have up to 5 active ILL requests in our system at one time.

What is the loan period? 
The usual loan period for an ILL item is three weeks.

All ILL items must be picked up and returned at the Waterford Public Library.

Any additional questions please call the library at

860-444-5805, ext. 2.