Elkhart Public Library

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Due to the public health concerns with coronavirus (COVID-19), Elkhart Public Library is suspending Interlibrary Loan for an indefinite period of time. Thank you for understanding. Please email with questions. 

Books, large print books, audiobooks, CDs, educational DVDs, and articles not available in Elkhart Public Library’s collection may be available to cardholders through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program. Libraries have the ability to share collections across the United States. Generally, it takes two weeks or more to receive materials.

ILL is available to EPL cardholders in good standing (current registration with less than $10.00 in fines and/or fees, and no outstanding overdue materials).

Some items – such as new releases, popular movies, and reference and genealogy items – may not be obtainable.

Borrowed items are subject to overdue and replacement fees.

Renewals are not always available.  Any renewal requests are subject to approval by the lending library and must be made three (3) days before the due date.  To renew an ILL item, email ill@myepl.org or call the Reference Desk: 574-522-5669.

Placing a request:

  • Use our online form at the right, or call Reference Services at 574-522-5669.
  • Stop at the Downtown Library Reference Desk or the Circulation Desk of any branch to fill out an ILL request form.
  • Articles: provide the periodical name, title, author, volume number, date,  and page numbers
  • A maximum of three (3) requests may be processed at one time.

If you are looking for recently released items that aren’t currently in our catalog, please use the Suggest a Title form.