ILL & Doc Delivery

To Request a Book

  1. Check Buhl's Library Catalog to be sure we do not own the book you need.  We will NOT request books that we already own.
  2. Check our e-book collection via ebsco E-books to be sure we do not have access to the electronic book.   We will NOT request print copies if we have access.  (Ebsco E-book collection).
  3. Fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form.  You may print out the form found on this page or pick up a form at the 'Check-Out Desk'.
  4. Bring the form to the Desk; place it in the marked tray.  We will take it from there!
  5. You will receive an email when it comes in.

Only GCC students, faculty and staff may use Interlibrary Loan. Town patrons may use the public library for this service.

Books usually take 7 to 10 days to arrive.  Times are approximate; some books may take longer to arrive.   Don't wait until the last minute to do your research!

Be judicious - ask only for the number you can easily use at one time. You may ask us to stagger requests a few days or a week apart to accommodate your reading speed.

ILL Restrictions


  1. We will NOT order a book that Buhl Library owns unless the item is listed as missing. If the book is checked out to another patron, we will put a hold on the item and/or recall it.

  2. We will NOT order print copies of a book if we have access to that item as an e-book.

  3. We will NOT order textbooks for a class.  

  4. We will NOT borrow items to put on reserve in our library.

  5. The Interlibrary Loan Code does NOT permit us to request NEW books (i.e., published within the current year).

  6. If items are in the public domain or found free online, requests for the hard copy may be denied.

  7. You may request the renewal of a book only once; the lending library reserves the right to deny any renewal request.

  8. Most libraries do not lend audiovisual materials, reference books, reserve books, rare or valuable materials such as manuscripts or old frail books which are difficult to replace, or material in high demand at the lending library.

  9. When we request to borrow a book via interlibrary loan, we are asking another library to do us the favor of loaning their material to us. The lending libraries' priorities lie with their own patrons. They are not obligated to fill your request. We must abide by their instructions.


Contact Info

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Conni Shaw, x3842,


Please note:    A fine of $1.00 per day with 1 DAY OF GRACE is charged for all overdue Interlibrary Loan items. Other late fees and charges for damage and loss may be imposed by the lending library.    

We will not process any additional Interlibrary Loan requests until you return all due or overdue Interlibrary Loan items.