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Interlibrary Loan at the State Library

Requesting a book or journal article from the State Library

State Library of Massachusetts

The Details of Interlibrary Loan at the State Library

What you need for Interlibrary Loan at the State Library

State personnel are encouraged to submit requests for books and journal articles not found in the State Library's collections.

All borrowers must hold a valid State Library card and are subject to replacement fees from the lending library for damaged or lost volumes.

Interns may submit loan requests on behalf of project supervisors; a written statement from the supervisor must be presented in order to authorize loan activity.

How to request Interlibrary Loan at the State Library

Fill out our Online Form for Book Requests

Fill out our Online Form for Journal Article Requests

Email the Interlibrary Loan Department

Call the State Library at (617) 727-2590

More info for Interlibrary Loan at the State Library

Please note the interlibrary loan program is devoted to supporting research programs in state government. We regret that we cannot supply non-work related loan requests for personal reading or continuing education courses--please inquire at your local public library about acquiring these through its interlibrary loan service. State Library card holders who need on-site access to local academic libraries for their projects may be issued a Boston Library Consortium card. Eligible persons should contact the Reference Department for more information.

The State Library participates in interlibrary borrowing of some of its collections with Massachusetts public libraries and with other libraries through OCLC Worldcat You can request materials in Massachusetts libraries through Commonwealth Catalog--One Search for All Mass Libraries with a valid Massachusetts public library card. Contact your local Massachusetts library for more information or assistance.

Contact for Interlibrary Loan at the State Library

Main Library
Massachusetts State House, Room 341, Boston, MA 02133
Special Collections Department
Massachusetts State House, Room 55, Boston, MA 02133
(617) 727-9730