The Palos Verdes Library District is an active participant in Interlibrary Loan (ILL), a process by which different library systems share their resources with one another. Requests are accepted for materials which are NOT found in the Palos Verdes Library District’s collections.
For information about what can be borrowed, fines, fees, and other ILL policies, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.
To begin using the interlibrary loan service, first time users must create an ILLiad account. ILLiad allows users to place ILL requests, track the status of those requests, and keep a history of past requests.
Below are the steps to place ILL requests on books and articles:
- From the PVLD website, click on Research, then click on WorldCat.
- Search for the desired title.
- Click the blue Interlibrary Loan request box:
- Complete the request form and submit the request.
- You are now directed to the ILLiad sign-in page where you enter your library card barcode and ILLiad account password.*
*New users will need to select First Time Users to create an ILLiad account. This account allows users to log into the ILLiad system and place ILL requests and track them.
- Click the Submit button.
For additional Interlibrary Loan assistance, visit the reference desks at any PVLD library, or call (310) 377-9584, ext. 601.
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions:
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Title 37 C. F. R., Chapter 11, Part 201.14