Request an Interlibrary Loan

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the PINES catalog, you can try requesting it through an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL allows us to borrow books from non-PINES libraries in Georgia and out of state. Any OKRLS patron with a library card in good standing may request books or journal articles through ILL.

How long will it take to get my item?

The turnaround time for ILL material depends on the location of the lending library. Items from within Georgia may take 1-2 weeks to arrive, while materials from outside of Georgia take longer. Please keep this in mind if you have a deadline for your request.

  • Any OKRLS patron with a current and unblocked library card may request ILL material.
  • Patrons may have up to 5 total ILL requests and check-outs at one time.
  • OKRLS does not charge patrons or other libraries for ILL materials, but lending libraries might. You will be notified if a lending library does charge.
  • ILL renewals must be requested 7 days in advance by contacting ILL staff at: The lending library has the right to deny a renewal.
  • Patron is responsible for the replacement costs of any lost items, which is determined by the owning library.
  • We cannot request DVDs or any AV materials, new books, or whole magazines. Some genealogical and older materials may be difficult to obtain, but we can submit the request and wait for a response.

Fill out an ILL request form HERE.

Get a Library Card

It’s easy!

1. Get immediate access to all digital resources OKRLS offers by completing this online application.

2.  If you’d like full access to our books and other materials, complete the online application and then visit your local library. Be sure to bring your driver’s license or other photo ID with you.

3.  If your driver’s license or photo ID doesn’t have your current address on it, you’ll also need to bring something official, like a pre-printed check or utility bill, that does show your name and current address.

4.  Verify your application with library staff and be sure to sign the bottom of the application.

You’ll get your library card and you can check out library materials right away. Find your closest OKRLS library here!