Checkout period 3 weeks
Renewal period None
Daily overdue fines


Pick-up location As specified via the online catalog


Place a request via Interlibrary Loan:


The new $3 fee for Interlibrary Loan Items will go into effect on 1/15/2017.
Interlibrary Loans may not be picked up at Rowan College at Burlington County locations.

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary Loan is a network that allows libraries to share their circulating collections. BCLS belongs to this network of participating libraries in the state and across the country. This allows us to obtain materials from any library willing to lend them.

What items can I ask for?

Any book or magazine article that BCLS does not already own. Please request no more than 10 items at a time. We can not take requests for items that BCLS owns and are in our reference and circulating collections. The same item for the same customer will not be borrowed more than once in a six-month period. Electronic materials (ebooks, audio ebooks and streaming videos) and computer games cannot be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan.

How much does it cost?

There is a nominal $3.00 charge for all ILL transactions, to offset searching fees and postage costs, payable when the item is picked up. There may be additional charges levied by the lending library. Charges for damaged material are the customer's responsibility. For Journal articles $3.00 charge plus cost of printing copies.

How long does it take?

Please remember that ILL requests take a minimum of 15 business days to be filled. We are dependent on the cooperation of lending libraries, their resources, staffing and time constraints. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

How can I check the status of a pending request?

To check the status of your request, you may log into your online account and choose the Requests option. Interlibrary loans will be displayed alongside all other requests.

Inactive means -- Waiting to be reviewed
Active means --   Currently being reviewed

You may also call the Interlibrary Loan office Monday through Friday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, 609-267-9660, ext. 3040