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Borrow from Another Library

If the item you’re looking for isn’t in our catalog, we can help you get it.

  1. Check our Illinois partner libraries through LINKin.
  2. Request items from other states through Interlibrary Loan.
  3. Visit other Illinois libraries and borrow directly from them.
  4. Suggest an item to be added to our collection.

LINKin, Our Partner Libraries

image of a LINKin umbrella showing the 11 partner library names below it
LINKin is the group of 11 large north suburban libraries we partner with to share items quickly and easily:

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Aurora Public Library
  • Cook Memorial Public Library
  • Deerfield Public Library
  • Elmhurst Public Library
  • Gail Borden Public Library
  • Naperville Public Library
  • Poplar Creek Public Library District
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Waukegan Public Library
  • Wheaton Public Library

If an item is not available from the Cook Memorial Public Library District but is available at one of LINKin’s partner libraries, you can request the item through the LINKin catalog and it will be sent to your pickup location within several days. You will be notified by phone or email when the item is ready for pickup. LINKin requests are generally processed more quickly than Interlibrary Loan requests.

Renewing LINKin Items

Most LINKin items may be renewed once for an additional 4 weeks. Movies and video games may be renewed once for one additional week.

To renew a LINKin item, click My Account or call 847-362-0438.

Please contact the Adult Services Desk at 847-362-2330 x1302, if you need further assistance.


Interlibrary Loan

If the item you want isn’t owned by the Cook Memorial Public Library District or available through LINKin, you can request that we obtain the item from another library in the contiguous 48 states through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Search WorldCat, the world’s largest library catalog, to find and request an Interlibrary Loan. Please contact the Adult Services Desk at 847-362-2330 x1302, if you need further assistance.

Renewing Interlibrary Loans

You may request one renewal of an interlibrary loan item; please call our Adult Services Desk at 847-362-2330 x1302.

Limits

  • Requests are limited to 100 per year per patron.
  • No more than 10 in process (requested, awaiting arrival, awaiting pickup, or checked out) at one time. This includes book, audiovisual, and article requests. Does NOT include LINKin requests.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Register your Cook Memorial Public Library District card at the library you’re visiting to gain borrowing privileges. We suggest you contact the library before your visit to learn about their registration requirements and lending policies.

For Visitors

Learn more about registering your visiting library card with Cook Memorial Public Library District.

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