Saraland Public Library Closing

Saraland Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 thru Saturday, June 15, 2024, due to roof repair work.  Alternate locations are Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch at 601 Stanton Rd., or Moorer/Spring Hill Branch at 4 S. McGregor Ave., or Ben May Main Library at 701 Government St.

Saraland Public Library will reopen on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Interlibrary Loan

What Is ILL?

Interlibrary Loan: Items not owned by the Mobile Public Library, or not available in the needed format, may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). We will ask to borrow the requested item from another library system on your behalf.

How ILL Works

  • We can request books, audiobooks, music CDs, movies, magazine & journal articles, and census & military records on microfilm.
  • The Local History and Genealogy library has a non-circulating collection of fiction books by authors of local interest. If you wish to check out one of these titles please request it here, through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Anyone with a library card and no late fees may request an ILL.
  • No more than five ILL items are allowed to be checked out at one time.
  • Filling ILL requests can take anywhere from one week to several weeks depending on several factors.
  • There is a $2 postage and handling fee for each ILL we obtain for you, due at check out, along with any fees charged by the lending library. These fees are still due even if you fail to pick up the item. We will check with you before agreeing to any lending library fees.
  • Loan periods and renewals are set by the lending libraries and are out of Mobile Public Library's control.
  • Send one email for each item you require. Requests can also be placed at any location's reference desk. Contact the ILL Department at (251) 340-1418 or mainill@mplonline.org for help with your request.
  • If you wish to know where we will likely request your item, you can use FirstSearch and WorldCat From OCLC to search other libraries' collections.

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Interlibrary Loan Request