This service allows for materials such as microfilm/fiche, books or journal articles that are not in the Alexandria Library system to be borrowed from other libraries. To request an interlibrary loan, you must either live or work in the City of Alexandria and have a valid library card with no fines.
There is a $5 non-refundable fee per request and a limit of 5 requests per borrower including pending and circulating items. The fee must be paid at the time of the request. If additional fees are charged by the lending library, those fees are also paid by the borrower.
Some items owned by OCLC libraries may not be available for interlibrary loan. Requests cannot be filled for audio-visual materials; most genealogical materials; reference books; books published in the current copyright year; issues of periodicals or newspapers; old, rare or valuable material; scripts, screenplays, libretti, and scores; and titles owned by the Alexandria Library.