WorldCat Discovery


Are you looking for a book that the library doesn't own, is out of print, is too expensive, or not available for the library to purchase or re-order?

Interlibrary loan is a great way to search for and borrow these books from other libraries in the United States.

Once you create an ILLiad account, the library's online request service that processes interlibrary loans, you simply submit a request. All that is required is a title and author.

For added ease and convenience, you can also look in WorldCat Discovery for your book.

  • Enter your title in the Search field and click on the search icon.
  • A list of book titles is generated. If the book you're looking for is owned by our library, you will see -- Held by Alachua County Library District. This link will take you to our catalog where you can place a hold.
  • If you don't see this, click on the title.
  • Click on "Request item" just below the title's description. This will prompt you to login to your ILLiad account which then automatically populates your ILL request form.

Any ACLD library card holder can search for possible Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials using the WorldCat Discovery database from our Web site, not just at the library, but anywhere with internet access.

You can access WorldCat Discovery on our Research page by selecting the eSources link just above the search box. Scroll down the list of esources and choose WorldCat Discovery.

Finding hard-to-locate books has never been so easy!

Posted by KeliC on September 26, 2014