Even though Harris County Public Library  has over 2 million items available, there are a few we do not have. That’s why we offer a service called Interlibrary Loans. We can request a book or audio book for you from other libraries in the country. It could take a week or longer for the book to arrive so “patience is a virtue.” However, it is well worth the wait for a book that may no longer be available at your local library. Browse our catalog  first to make sure we do not have it, and check that it is at least 6 months post publication. Then you can request it yourself on-line  or with a librarian at the library. It’s best to have an email address on your account for notifications. Due dates can be from our usual 2 weeks to even longer. Some books can be renewed and some cannot. Don’t give up on that title that you might have remembered from childhood until you give our Interlibrary Loan service a try.