Using Other Libraries

Borrowing Books from Other Libraries

You can borrow books from other libraries in our system using holds. Find out more about holds.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan requests are accepted from Town of Normal resident account holders only. You are required to enter your library card number. Also, the library can only request print items at this time.

Bloomington and other residents are referred to their home libraries.

Place a request for interlibrary loan.

Using Bloomington Public Library

Normal Public Library patrons can check out at the BPL using your Normal library card.  You’ll just need to register the first time you go in.

You’ll need to show a photo ID, proof of local address, and your Normal library card to register.

Learn more about using the BPL here.

Community Libraries

You can also use many of the libraries in Bloomington-Normal.

Find out more about community libraries here.