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Montgomery College Library

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan Contact Information

Fax: (240) 567-7153 
Phone: (240) 567-7118 

Mailing & Shipping Address:
Montgomery College Library
Interlibrary Loan Department 107MT
7602 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855


8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday (closed all regular MC holidays).
Requests can be submitted at any time.

Borrowing Policy: for current Montgomery College (MC) students, faculty, and staff only.  Community users should make Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests through their local public library or school. 
Lending Policy: for other OCLC Libraries

ILL - Borrowing Policy:

Materials that the Montgomery College Library does not own can be borrowed through our Interlibrary Loan service. To submit an ILL request, click the link below, enter your M number, and fill in the required fields. First time users will be prompted to register before filling out the request form. 

Request a book, chapter, article, movie, or CD 

How Long Does It Take?

ILL can take up to two weeks to receive an item you request through Interlibrary Borrowing, while articles typically take less time.  Some materials may be harder to obtain and may take longer.  A maximum of ten requests per week per user will be processed.  Additional requests may be processed as time and resources permit.

Due Dates and Renewals

Lending libraries determine the loan period and renewal policy for their materials.  Most loans are for three to four weeks but may be longer.  The borrower can request an extension through their ILL account before the item is due.  In addition, some libraries restrict certain rare items to library use only. All ILL items are subject to recall by the lending library. Borrowers are required to return recalled items immediately and are responsible for fines the lending library charges for lost or overdue items.

Overdue Items

Overdue ILL items jeopardize the Montgomery College Library's relationship with other libraries that lend us their materials.  Borrowers who fail to return or renew books by the due date may have their accounts blocked.  Failure to return ILL materials on time may result in the suspension of ILL services until those items are returned.  In addition, any late fees from the lender will be passed on to the borrower.

Lost or Damaged Items

ILL items are different from MC Library's materials because they belong to other libraries. Please protect and promptly return ILL items when due.  Borrowers are responsible for damaged or lost items during the loan period.  The replacement cost is determined by the lending institution.

What Materials Cannot Be Obtained Through ILL?
  • Titles held by the Montgomery College Library either in print or available electronically (check the MC Library Catalog).  This includes items that are checked out for use, missing from the shelf, or placed on Reserve.
  • Entire issues of periodicals
  • More than five articles from the same periodical
  • Copies of periodical articles owned by any of the three campus libraries, unless the issue has been declared missing
  • Most reference titles/materials
  • Current edition of textbooks used for classes
Fees and Charges

Every effort is made to obtain materials at no cost, but in cases where fees may apply, you will be contacted first.  You may add the amount you are willing to pay to your ILL request form.  If you decline to pay a fee, and after contacting ten libraries, we will consider that we have discharged our responsibility and will not request the item again.  If fees apply, a personal check made out to the lending library is due at the time of pickup of the material.

ILL - Lending Policy:

Montgomery College Library Interlibrary Loan provides materials to other libraries.  ILL is a transaction between libraries.  We do not accept requests from individuals.

What We Lend
  • Books
  • Musical Scores
  • Sound Recordings
  • Visual Materials
Non-Circulating Items Not Available through ILL
  • Course Reserve Materials
  • Reference Materials
  • Instructional Videos
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers, but copy will be provided
Loan Period and Renewal

Six weeks. Items may be renewed once if there are no holds on the item.

Overdue and Lost Items

Borrowing libraries who fail to return or renew Montgomery College items by the due date may be blocked from our ILL services until those items are returned.  In addition, any late fees may be applied. We will send you an invoice for the replacement cost of a lost item. Please contact our ILL Department if you have any questions.

Methods of Requesting Materials
  • OCLC Preferred
  • Email (
  • We do not accept phone requests. We accept Fax only if you have no Internet access.

Shipping Methods and Fees

MRB is a Free Lender, no charge for all requests. We expect reciprocal agreements.
Shipping and Returns via USPS, UPS, or MILO.
Copies are sent via Odyssey, Article Exchange, or email attachment.

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