Inter-Library Loans

Maplewood Library is now a member of BCCLS, the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a consortium of 75 public libraries in northern New Jersey with a shared catalog.  You may place requests for any of the more than 5 million items available within the system.

If  the item you wish to borrow cannot be found within the BCCLS system, we can attempt to borrow it through Inter-Library Loan.  Items published within the last six months cannot be borrowed through Inter-Library Loan.  If your request is for a new item, you may wish to request that we purchase it.

Inter-Library Loans may be requested at the library service desks, or online through the New Jersey State Library’s JerseyCat Inter-Library Loan System. You may request up to five Inter-Library Loans per week.

Please note that JerseyCat has updated its software to a new version.  Internet Explorer 8 and 9 will not work with the new software; please use Firefox, Chrome, or Apple Safari.  At present, it is not possible to log in and track your own requests, though we expect this function to be available soon.  For information on the status of your ILL requests, please call Robyn at 973-762-1622 ext. 5022.

Click here to request an Inter-Library Loan through JerseyCat

Note: You may also request photocopies of magazine articles.  The library owning the magazine may charge for making the copies.  By requesting a photocopy through Inter-Library Loan, you are agreeing to pay a copying fee up to $10.00 should there be such a charge. For more information please call Maplewood Library’s Inter-Library Loan department at 973-762-1622 x5022.