The Library is closed indefinitely, but Ask-a-librarian is operating. More information

Interlibrary loan

If we do not have material you need, we can try to get it from a library that does.

Temporary service adjustment for COVID-19

The Library is currently closed due to COVID-19. No new Interlibrary Loan requests will be processed until the library reopens. Please wait to return any ILL items you have checked out-do NOT put them in library drop boxes. Do not worry about overdue emails you may receive during the closure. If you have questions, please email ILL staff at

ILLiad management software

Sign up or sign in below.

Forgot Password?

ILLiad is the system that manages your requests from other libraries for materials not owned by Knox County Public Library.


These basics are excerpted from the full policy:

  • You may have 3 active requests per card at a time.
  • Items must be at least 6 months old to be borrowed from other libraries.
  • We cannot borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, or digital MP3s. What can be borrowed: books, many audio and video types, microforms, and articles.


(865) 215-8746 or

Is it too new for interlibrary loan?