Howard County Library System
 
Interlibrary Loan


If we do not own a specific item, it can usually be found via Marina (a statewide method of requesting items from other Maryland public libraries).  Please keep in mind that materials obtained via Marina may take up to two weeks to arrive.  If you are unable to find materials via Marina, a request can be made via the Request Book link in My Account (in Marina). Materials obtained from out-of-state libraries may take longer to arrive depending on availability and delivery methods.

Many types of materials can be requested through interlibrary loans; however, a number of institutions do not lend new or audiovisual materials.  There may be additional fees (you will be contacted prior to ordering for approval) from out-of-state loaning libraries. Fees are payable at the time of pick up.


Enter Marina
How to make a request in Marina
How to review your requests in Marina
How to cancel a request in Marina