- You must have a Nashville Public Library Card in good standing and an ILLiad account to request Interlibrary Loan material. First time users must register for an ILLiad account.
- There is a limit of 5 requests per Library Card at any one time.
- Items that are owned by the Nashville Public Library cannot be requested on Interlibrary Loan (including reference materials, government documents, books, magazines).
- Audiovisual items (DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, etc.) are not available through Interlibrary Loan.
How it Works
Search the Library Catalog to see if the Library owns the material you need.
- If owned, request the items from the Library Catalog with your library card.
- If unowned, log in with your library card to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.
- Requests are generally available in 2 to 3 weeks, but may take up to 4 weeks or longer to arrive.
- You will be notified when an item has arrived.
- Please pick up your materials as soon as possible.
- Interlibrary Loan materials may be returned to any Nashville Public Library location.
- Please return Interlibrary Loan materials during business hours.
- Do not place Interlibrary Loan materials in book drops or remove the white information band.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about Interlibrary Loan, please consult the Interlibrary Loan FAQ.
- Phone: 615-862-5780
- Hours: Monday–Friday, 9AM–4:30PM, Central Time
Important Copyright Information
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.