Interlibrary Loan

Request an Interlibrary Loan Form

Cardholder Responsibility

The cardholder is responsible for picking up the requested item. If an item is lost or damaged, the cardholder is responsible for all overdue fines, the cost of the item, and any processing fees charged by the lending library.

Failure to return materials on time will jeopardize the relationship of The Colony Public Library with the libraries from which we acquire materials and may prevent us from borrowing items from those libraries for our other cardholders.

Loan Period

The loan period and renewal options are determined by the lending library. Photocopies may be kept by the requester. The Library will strictly observe any conditions for use of loaned materials that are imposed by the owning library (e.g., short loan period, in library use only, no renewals).


To renew an interlibrary loan item, please contact the Reference Desk at least three weekdays prior to the due date. The Reference Desk staff will attempt to renew the item and notify the cardholder if the item may or may not be renewed. Renewals are at the sole discretion of the lending library and cannot be guaranteed.