- Circulating books
- Books on CD (from in-state libraries only)
- DVDs (from in-state libraries only)
- Music CDs (from in-state libraries only)
- Magazine/journal articles
- Microfilm reels
Please check the library's catalog for the item before submitting a request. To submit a new request, use the online interlibrary loan request form or the catalog interlibrary loan request form (located under Send a Request in the catalog). If you prefer, requests can also be made in person with staff at the Service Desk, or by calling 603-225-8670.
You may borrow up to five items a month through interlibrary loan. Your library card must be current, and your fine balance cannot exceed $10.
Titles must have been published at least six months ago for us to request them via ILL. For new titles, you may wish to submit a purchase request through the website form.
If CPL owns an item, we will not borrow it from another library until our copy is at least 6 weeks overdue.
If you wish to re-request an interlibrary loan item that you have checked out previously, you must wait until 1 full month from the date of return has passed. After that date you may request the item again.
Of the 5 interlibrary loans each patron can have, patrons can request 4 out-of-state items per card per month. If the item you are requesting was published within the last year, please consider making a purchase request. If you have any questions, please contact the ILL librarian.
On average, items take about 2 weeks to arrive. Hard-to-find items can take longer. Electronic article requests are much faster.
Once you have submitted a request, we will start looking for potential lenders within several days. Once your item has been shipped to us, the title will appear on your library account as an "IN PROCESS" hold/reserve. If more than 3 weeks have passed, and you do not see the item on your account, feel free to contact ILL Borrowing Staff for a status check.