Do you offer Interlibrary Loan service for items not owned by Harris County Public Library?
Yes, we can try to obtain item(s) for you on interlibrary loan (ILL); items must be 6 months past the publication date to do interlibrary loan. You can do Interlibrary Loan through any of our branches or online. Interlibrary Loan is a system where we check for the book, videos, DVDs, etc. in other library systems. The process takes a minimum of several weeks. It may take up to several weeks for the item to arrive. For further information see the Interlibrary Loan Policy.
HCPL is also part of the TexShare (http://www.texshare.edu/) network through which you can check materials out from other participating Texas libraries. You can obtain a TexShare card at any of our branches. You will need your HCPL library card and proof of mailing address (e.g. drivers license, ID, or bill).