Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free
service that allows Lake Travis Community Library card
holders access to materials that are not available from the
Library’s collection. Patrons may borrow two items at a
How to Request an Interlibrary Loan Item
Access the Texas Group Catalog
Search for the item you want by typing the title or
author into the search box
Ensure that the drop down box next to the search box
indicates Texas Group Catalog
Select the item you are looking for by clicking on the
Please be sure that you select the proper format:
book, DVD, large print, audiobook, etc.
Request Item (the blue button in the middle of the
Travis Community Library as your home library
library card number and phone number (contact the
library if you require assistance to locate your card
number or proper phone number to login)
information and ensure that it is the correct item
Need by Date if appropriate
The library will
contact you when the item is available for you to pick up at
the circulation desk. Please note that if you fail to pick
up your Interlibrary Loan request you will incur a $3 fine.
You may also submit an
Interlibrary Loan request with this
firstname.lastname@example.org with any Interlibrary Loan
Frequently Asked Questions about ILL
Who may use
The Interlibrary Loan
service is available to all Lake Travis Community Library
cardholders, unless you owe the Library more than $5 in
What can I request
through Interlibrary Loan?
audiobooks, DVDs, microfilm, and photocopies of articles
which are not owned by LTCL
no earlier than 6 months ago
Is there a charge
for Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan is
a free service for LTCL cardholders. There is a $3 charge
for items requested but not checked out.
How long does it
A requested item
should arrive in two to three weeks, depending upon how
widely available it is and the location of the library
sending it. If you need the item more quickly, you may
request a TexShare Card which will allow you access and
checkout privileges to a nearby library which holds the
Will I be notified
if my request can't be fulfilled?
Yes. You will be
notified by email or phone if the item cannot be supplied by
How many items may
You may have up to
two active Interlibrary Loan requests at a time. A request
is considered active from the time it is requested until the
borrowed item is received back in the Interlibrary Loan
How long can I
keep ILL materials?
The loan period is
determined by the lending library.
Can I renew my
Interlibrary Loan materials?
You may request an
extension of the loan period for an ILL item. You must make
the request at least 5 days before the item is due.
ILL staff must first
request a renewal from the lending library. If the renewal
is allowed, ILL staff will notify you with the new due date
(this is determined by the lending library). Contact the
library at (512) 263-2885 or
to request an extension of the loan period for ILL
As a patron of the Lake Travis Community Library, you can apply
for a TexShare card. Your TexShare card makes you eligible to
receive library memberships at no charge at almost 700 public,
academic, and medical libraries in Texas.
A TexShare card is no longer required to receive a free
library card at the Austin Public Libraries.
For more information about TexShare cards, please stop by the
library or phone us at (512) 263-2885.