Interlibrary Loan

Expand Your Horizons

Waterford patrons have access to many items beyond the doors of our library. In cases where you have searched our online catalog yourself or with the assistance of a librarian, and the Waterford library either doesn't own the item or the item is currently checked out, consider interlibrary loan. Through our catalog you can request materials owned by other members of our library cooperative, The Library Network (TLN) by placing a hold. If no TLN library is able to provide the materials, you can request them from a wider range of Michigan libraries using MelCat (the statewide catalog of the Michigan eLibrary). Ask a librarian for more information during your next visit.

Want to find out what goes on behind the scenes between the time you put books or other materials on hold using our online catalog and when they are ready for you to pick up? Take a look at our In-Network Interlibrary Loan Process.