Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The Interlibrary Loan service allows card holders to borrow materials not owned by Watsonville Public Library (WPL). This service permits patrons access to a much wider range of materials than would otherwise be possible.

Requesting Items


  1. Come in or call the Information/Reference Desk at either branch.
  2. Talk with the librarian to provide the necessary information.
  3. The item usually arrives within two to five weeks.

More Details about Borrowing ILL Items


  1. You may have up to five ILL requests in process at any one time (requested and checked out.)
  2. There is no charge to you as Watsonville Public Library pays the operating costs associated with Interlibrary Loan orders. However, if a lending library requires additional charges, patrons will be asked if they wish to pay the additional charges or cancel the request.
  3. The checkout period depends on the lending library's policies; please be prepared to pick up and use the item as so as possible. There are no renewals.
  4. You can return ILL material to either branch.
  5. Check your online record to see that the request has been received and if it is ready to pick up.
  6. Items published within the last 18 months are not available to borrow through ILL.