If you can’t find what you need in the OCLN library catalog or the Commonwealth Catalog, we can likely get it for you through InterLibrary Loan, whose borrowing scope within the continental US is extensive.
ILL is useful for more obscure materials that are often owned by larger libraries; journal article photocopies, university press publications, microfilm, government documents, and out of print books are typical requests.
The first step is to fill out a request form and give it to a librarian. Forms are available at the Scituate Town Library. You can download a copy of the form or submit one online.
Download InterLibrary Loan Request Form (PDF): STLInterlibraryLoanForm2017-02
Click here to submit InterLibrary Loan Request online.
The request is reviewed by Scituate ILL staff, and then submitted to Massachusetts Library System's ILL Center for processing.
You should allow a minimum of 2 weeks for an ILL request to be filled. In state loans are generally free for patrons; out of state loans require a minimal shipping fee; in rare cases, a lending library may impose an additional lender's fee.