Interlibrary Loan

The Lakewood Public Library has built its world class collection on the strength of our patrons’ requests for books, magazines, films and music—but we can’t get our hands on everything.

If you’re looking for something that we don’t have, please make a request by phone or in person at either the Main Library or the Madison Branch Library.  You may also submit your request online using the form below.

If we are unable to acquire it for our own collection, then we will try to acquire it through Interlibrary Loan. Items that can be requested include adult books, audio books, juvenile books, graphic novels, microfilm and videos.

Interlibrary Loan is a cooperative service with roots that stretch back over a hundred years. By cooperating and collaborating with other libraries, we are able to expand service beyond our physical limitations and provide our patrons with the world’s treasures even as we save taxpayers the expense.

Since 1973, Lakewood Public Library has been a member of OCLC, a pioneering computerized resource-sharing system of some 26,000 institutions in 170 countries. (In fact, we were the first library in Cuyahoga County to join.) This Ohio born organization has transformed the ways public libraries share materials all over the world. We are also proud to contribute to OCLC WorldCat, the world’s largest network of library content and services.

Patrons are welcome to search the OCLC WorldCat catalog.  Let us know if you find something that you would like to request.

Request an Interlibrary Loan

Request an interlibrary loan by completing the form  here.