Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan enables you to borrow materials not available at the Ennis Public Library.  Anyone that has had an Ennis Public Library Card for at least 3 months, with no fines on their account, may use this service.

There currently is no fee to interlibrary loan materials. The fine for overdue interlibrary loans is a $1.00 per day, per item.

If you would like to submit your interlibrary loan request through email, please send an email to and include the following information:

  • Patron Name
  • Library Card Number
  • Phone Number
  • Title of Book
  • Author of Book
  • Any additional information that may help us fill your request

Frequently asked questions

Where do I place a request?

Staff can take your request in person at the Reference Desk of the Ennis Public Library, by phone at 972-875-5360, or by email.

What materials may not be borrowed?

Books published within the last six months, rare books, entire issues of periodicals, most dissertations and theses, most genealogy books, and books already in our collection, including reference books. Please remember that all requests for copies must comply with U.S. copyright law. Libraries may not request more than five articles in one year from the same periodical.

Is there a fee for this service?

Currently there is no fee for interlibrary loans.

What is the fine for overdue ILL's?

Patrons with overdue materials are charged $1 per day, per item.

How many items may be requested?

You may request a maximum of five items at any one time.

May I renew items?

The decision to renew an item rests with the lending library. To request a renewal, contact the Ennis Public Library at least two business days before the book is due so that we have time to send the request to the lending library.

When will my material arrive?

It takes approximately two weeks for items to arrive, although this time can be affected by the proximity of the lending library or availability of an item. We will call you when your items have arrived.

Where do I pick up an interlibrary loan?

The item may be picked up at the Circulation Desk of the Ennis Public Library.

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