Interlibrary Loan / Request from Other Libraries

SPECIAL NOTICE: HCC Library InterLibrary Loan will work to fill requests for copies from electronic only items currently during the Fall 2020 term (articles or e-books). No Requests for physical books or DVD's will be honored yet during this time. If you need special assistance, please email

If your research leads you to a book or aticle not available at the HCC Library or the Harford County Public Library (HCPL), you may request the item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Who is Eligible?

This service is available to all patrons with valid Harford Community College Library cards (no unpaid fines).

Requesting Materials

  • Make sure that HCC Library or HCPL does NOT own the item. For books & DVDs, check the HCC Library Catalog and HCPL Catalog. If available at HCPL, use the “Request It” button from the Catalog. For articles, use Journals A-Z to see if the journal or periodical is available in print or online.
  • If the item is NOT available at HCC or HCPL Libraries, submit an Interlibrary Loan request in-person at the HCC Library Circulation Desk, or electronically (see blue boxes below).
  • Requests can take up to 3 weeks for delivery. If the request cannot be filled, you will be notified via email or phone.
  • Borrowers will be notified by phone or email when the item has arrived.
  • Items will be picked up and checked out at the HCC Library Circulation Desk.
  • Interlibrary Loan materials do NOT auto-renew. Contact 443-412-2042, or email to request a renewal.

Items That Cannot Be Requested through InterLibrary Loan

  • Items owned by HCC or HCPL Libraries
  • Textbooks or other items available on HCC Library Course Reserve
  • E-Books


  • Community Borrowers and HCC Noncredit Students: there is a $5.00 processing fee per Book or DVD request, which must be paid to the Circulation Desk at pick up; Also, some libraries will charge for lending a book or DVD or copying articles and you will need to pay that cost. Please list the maximum you are willing to pay.
  • HCC Students, Faculty and Staff: The HCC Library covers any costs for loans and copy fees from lending libraries supplying materials through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Any unreturned, lost, or damaged item is the financial responsibility of the borrower.