Interlibrary loan

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

ILLiad management software

ILLiad is now in place to efficiently manage your requests from other libraries for materials not owned by Knox County Public Library.

An ILLiad account is required to:

  • Submit new Interlibrary Loan requests
  • Track the status of your requests
  • Submit requests for renewals


You must have a Knox County Public Library Card in good standing.

You may have 3 active requests per card at a time.

Items owned by the library may not be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.

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.


For more information, you can contact the Interlibrary Loan staff at 215-8746 or

Is it too new for interlibrary loan?