Can’t Find It

Alternative Title Assistance

I’m looking for a book GCPL does not own, but I could use a book with similar information instead.

  • Personalized selection service to find you relevant materials
  • Free! No cost to you
  • Faster turn-around than Interlibrary Loan

Suggestions for the Collection

Make a Suggestion

I’d like to request that the library purchase a specific title.

Please let us know about materials you’d like to see in GCPL’s collection. While we cannot respond to each individual suggestion, we carefully consider customer input, and compile suggestions as part of our overall community-based collection building. Please note that most new titles are ordered within the month of publication. For follow up assistance regarding your requests or suggestions, or for additional information, please contact us. Read more about our General approaches to building the GCPL collection here.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request

I’d like to borrow an older book, but GCPL does not own a copy.

To Make a Request:

  • While in the catalog, search for a title or phrase
  • Click Select Databases
  • Unselect GCPL catalog, select “InterLibrary Loan,” click Set Databases
  • Select a title and Place Request or click Add Pending Results to view more titles

ILL Quick Facts:

  • View the status of your ILL requests through your library card account
  • Requests can require up to six weeks, depending on the lending library
  • InterLibrary Loan (ILL) books are subject to a $2.00 return shipping fee
  • Customer is responsible for any charges incurred for lost or damaged books
  • Renewals are limited, not guaranteed, and must be made before the item is due

For more detailed information about GCPL ILL Services, click here.