Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Request a book.

Request an article.

Request microfilm.

  • For additional information, call (518) 439-9314 and press 2.

By requesting a book, an article or microfilm, I agree to abide by the following guidelines.

Bethlehem Public Library voluntarily adopts the American Library Association Interlibrary Loan Code. In keeping with the spirit of this code, Bethlehem Public Library’s guidelines are as follows:

  • Interlibrary loan services are available to Bethlehem card holders.  All other patrons requesting interlibrary loans will be referred to their home libraries.
  • Bethlehem Public Library does not request popular materials, CD/DVD/CD-ROM materials, and magazines from other libraries.
  • For newly published materials, published within the past 6 months, please submit a Purchase Suggestion.
  • Patrons may borrow a maximum of 10 items via interlibrary loan at a time.
  • Patrons may request up to 10 journal articles via interlibrary loan at a time. Additional requests may be submitted after all 10 are received.
  • Interlibrary renewals are governed by the lending library.
  • Borrowed materials can be recalled by the lending library at anytime.
  • To proceed with a request, patrons must agree to pay any fee imposed by the lending library.
  • Copyright laws and the lending library’s policies and procedures take precedence over these guidelines.
  • Borrowing policy.
    • Overdue ILL items – $1.00 per day.
    • Replacement cost is charged for all lost or irreparably damaged materials.
  • Check the UHLS web catalog at before submitting a book request. Library patrons may submit a request through the online catalog for UHLS items.
  • Check the databases on our research page for periodical articles in full-text before submitting an article request.

Purchase suggestions.

Confidential records policy.

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