Durham Public Library

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Interlibrary Loan & Purchase Suggestions

Ordering Books and Materials From Other Libraries:

Are you looking for a title we don't have? First, check the Durham Public Library Catalog to confirm that we do not own the item. To access the Durham Public Library Catalog, click here or use the search bar above.

We can order books and other materials that we don't own through Interlibrary Loan, from other libraries in New Hampshire! If the other library is willing to lend, we will have it delivered here at no cost to you. Read through the many ways you can request an Interlibrary Loan below!

Would you like to suggest a purchase for the library? Scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the easy form! Your suggestion will be forwarded to the library's collection development professionals for consideration in our collection. If the library purchases your suggested item, you will automatically be placed on its reserve list. And don't forget to check out Overdrive/Libby and hoopla for brand new titles in ebook and audiobook format!

You can place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request one of 3 ways

  1. Fill out an ILL form at the circulation desk, with the title, author, your name, and phone number/email or fill out the form below.  
  2. Call the library at 868-6699 and we will take your request over the phone.      
  3. Request the title yourself from the NHU PAC statewide catalog. You will need the same information you use to sign in to your library account at DPL which includes your barcode and password. 

Instructions for the NEW Patron Initiated ILL Requests

  1. Login on the top right of the NHAIS ILL System page (link below).
  2. Select Durham Public from the drop-down list and enter your barcode and password below it.
  3. On the top left, click on "Patron Initiated Requests" and begin your request by searching in the large search bar at the top of the page! 
  4. All of your ILL requests will continue to be processed and picked up at Durham Public Library. 

Ready to request an ILL online? Visit NHU PAC HERE or fill out the form below! Questions? Call the library at 868-6699 anytime!

Request A Book Through Interlibrary Loan

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Is There A Book We Should Consider Purchasing?

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