First-time user registration for interlibrary loan
All Multnomah County residents with library cards in good standing are welcome to use our service. Please take the time to read the information below before borrowing items from outside of our community.
- To request an item through interlibrary loan, you must first set up an interlibrary loan account.
- Only residents of Multnomah County, those who pay taxes on real or personal property in Multnomah County, and those who purchase a non-resident library card may use the library's interlibrary loan service. Your library card record must reflect your resident or taxpayer status.
- Interlibrary loan materials are not renewable.
- There is a limit of five active interlibrary loan requests.
- Failure to return an interlibrary loan item will result in a minimum charge of $50 to your library card.
- Multnomah County Library cannot borrow DVDs, videos or musical recordings.
- Records of titles borrowed through interlibrary loan are kept for six months.
- Get more information about interlibrary loan policies.
- Read our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
- Choose anything you like.
- Your interlibrary loan account does not use the PIN/password from your library card account. This is a separate account for requesting items that are not part of the Multnomah County Library collection.
- We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems.
- The interlibrary loan software (ILLiad) will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.
Warning concerning copyright restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Pressing 'I agree' means that you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above.