Have you found a book or an article you need for your paper or assignment but isn't in the Howard College Libraries collections? That's where Interlibrary Loan (ILL) comes in. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the sharing of books and articles between libraries worldwide.
Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form provided in the Online Forms box below with as much information as you can and leave the rest to us. Remember to let us know in plenty of time because some materials may take up to 2 weeks to arrive. Loan requests will be sent to your Howard College Library and we will notify you to come pick them up.
You can check out books and articles from other libraries if we don't have what you're looking for. There are 2 ways you can do this.
TexShare Card: We issue a card to you so you can check out things from participating libraries in Texas.
Interlibrary Loan: You tell us what you need and we request it for you.
Use these forms to get books and articles from other libraries.
What kind of items can I get through TexShare?
What if I return it late or lose it?
How long does a Texshare card last?
Check one of the local libraries to see if they have what you're looking for.
What kind of items can I borrow through Interlibrary Loan?
How do I request something?
How long does it take to get requested materials in?
Does the item come to my house or the library?
How long can I keep the item?
How do I return the book?
What if I return it late?