The Barrington Area Library can request items that are not owned by our Library. This system is integrated with our online catalog, making it easier than ever for you to request items and manage your requests. Ready to start searching? Go to our online catalog. If we do not have what you need, change your search settings from "Search Barrington Area Library" to "Interlibrary Loan (WorldCat)."

Please keep in mind the following:

  • The service is offered to all Barrington Area Library card holders.
  • April 2021: At this time, we will be borrowing from and lending to Illinois libraries only.
  • Most libraries will not loan new items (six months old or less).
  • Many libraries do not loan audiovisual materials.
  • There is a limit of 10 items in process per card (this includes items that are in your possession).
  • You will automatically receive an email when the item arrives.
  • Items will be held at your specified delivery location for seven days. Please note that there is a $5 fee for interlibrary loan items not picked up during the hold period.
  • Due dates are determined by the lending library. Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library.
  • Allow 7-10 days for an ILL item to be received.