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To cancel a loan or to send a message to your librarian, please click here For other queries please contact the BorrowBooks team or The Local Government Management Agency
Step 3: Search Results
Some results will come back before others. Where the BorrowBooks.ie system cannot get a response from a particular catalogue, it may show that catalogue as 'down'. This does not mean, in all cases, that the online catalogue server is in fact out of service; it may be due to a network problem which slows down access to the particular server at that moment in time, or may be due to other external technical factors.
Step 4: Select a Catalogue
You can click on any of the search results. This will open the selected catalogue, as well as on online form which allows you to make a request. You are encouraged to request from your own local library where possible, before attempting an ILL request from a third party library.
Step 5: Make your Request
To make your request, first click on the catalogue link for the item you have requested and read the holding information for it to ensure that it is still available for loan. When you have chosen which copy of the item you wish to request from BorrowBooks, fill in the BorrowBooks request form on the top of the catalogue listing, using the information presented in the catalogue entry for that item.
Many of the form fields on the request form are mandatory; if you try to send a request without completing them, you will be prompted to complete them. Having completed the form, click the Send My Request button and the ILL request is now initiated. The request is sent to your own library service who will process it for you and keep you advised of progress.
To send a message to your librarian (e.g. to cancel a request), click here
|July 2016: Update on BorrowBooks Service|
All public libraries will become part of the national library management system on a phased basis which is due for completion in January 2017.
From June to December 2016, patrons of the remaining Library Authorities can continue to use BorrowBooks. These include: Carlow; Cavan; Cork City; Cork County; Kilkenny; Laois; Leitrim; Longford; Monaghan; Offaly; Roscommon; Sligo; Westmeath.
Patrons of the following Library Authorities can order inter-library loans within this group via the new library management system. Clare; Donegal; Galway City and County; Kerry; Kildare; Limerick City and County; Louth; Mayo; Meath; Tipperary; Waterford; Wexford; Wicklow.
Dublin patrons (Dublin City; Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; Fingal; South Dublin) can continue to borrow Dublin items via the new library management system.
Patrons who require an item outside of the group to which their Library Authority belongs, should contact the inter-library loans department of their local library.