Can’t find the book or article you want at the Cobb County Public Library System? Our Interlibrary Loan system is here to help you!

The Cobb County Public Library System offers Interlibrary Loan (ILL) as a service to all library patrons 17 years of age and older with valid CCPLS library cards in good standing. This system allows CCPLS cardholders access to materials which are not available from our collection. Customers can search the catalogs of libraries worldwide using the new WorldCat Discovery service to locate items. If you prefer, you may submit requests through WorldCat. Items requested must be over $10.00 in value. Libraries do not lend books published within the last year. Libraries do not lend rare or fragile items, eBooks, audio-visual materials, or items in high demand. Most libraries do not lend genealogy, microfilm, or items designated as reference in their catalogs.

By submitting a request, you are acknowledging that, as a borrower, you are responsible for:

  • Any charges assessed by the lending institution, whether or not you choose to use the item
  • Overdue fines of $2.00 per day as assessed by CCPLS and additional overdue fines and/or fees imposed by the lending institution
  • The responsibility for the item if it is lost or damaged from the time it leaves the supplying library until it has been returned to and received by the supplying library
  • If damage or loss occurs, provide compensation or replacement, in accordance with the preference of the supplying library
  • Compliance with the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code)
  • I further understand that failure to pick up requested items, failure to pay fines or fees, or failure to return items on time or in good condition may result in the loss of my ILL or library privileges.

Interlibrary Loan Guidelines (PDF)

After reviewing the InterLibrary Loan Guidelines, please sign the Interlibrary Loan Authorization below. You may then visit WorldCat Discovery below to fill out your request.

Requesting Materials

  1. You must first fill out the Acceptance of Agreement form, below.
  2. For quick ordering use WorldCat to submit ILL requests.
  3. Search the database for your title. Submit the request using the “Request Item” link. (If you’re using the database from home, you’ll need your library card number and PIN.)
  4. Review the request form. Submit a format and a library fee.
  5. Submit the form using the “Submit” button.
  6. In the event that you need to cancel an ILL, please call our ILL department as soon as possible: (770) 528-2339.

Visit WorldCat Discovery to fill out your request. If you prefer, you may submit your request through WorldCat.

For more information on Interlibrary Loan, call (770) 528-2339 weekdays from 9 am until 5 pm.








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