Interlibrary Loans

Library staff members will assist faculty, staff and students in acquiring interlibrary loan materials needed in support of the educational program. Non-students are not eligible for interlibrary loans.

Below is the Interlibrary Loan policy for borrower responsibilities, borrowing limitations and procedures for placing a request.

Interlibrary loan requests can be submitted here. Please read the policy below prior to submitting a request.




  • Only faculty, staff and students currently enrolled at Brazosport College, and retired faculty and staff may use Interlibrary Loan services. All users must have current Brazosport College ID Cards.
  • Non-students and Texshare patrons are not eligible for Interlibrary Loan services.


  • Books, copies of microfilm and microfiche not owned by Brazosport College Library can be borrowed.
  • Photocopies of specific pages from journals or newspapers may be requested in accordance with copyright law. Patrons will be limited to borrowing 2 books at a time and 5 articles per week.


  • We cannot borrow reference books, serials, recent newspapers not yet on microfilm, reserve materials, fragile materials, "media" (such as videos, computer disks, audio tapes, compact disks), rare materials, or valuable materials such as manuscripts. 
  • The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Unit obtains materials not owned by Brazosport College Library.
  • Before submitting a request, please check the ONLINE CATALOG to see if what you need is owned by the BC Library.
  • The ILL unit will only obtain materials owned by the BC Library if they are missing pages or listed in the catalog as AT BINDERY, MISSING, or LOST.
  • The purpose of the ILL Unit is to support the teaching mission of Brazosport College.
  • Requests can be submitted Online.
  • For faster service, please provide us with accurate and complete bibliographic citations, including author, title, journal name, volume and issue numbers and date if applicable, along with your name and a phone number and/or email address.
  • If you need an item by a specific deadline, please indicate "need before date" in your comments. If we are unable to fill your request by the "need before date", your request will be cancelled.


  • ILL staff will contact patrons by phone or email when the requested materials are ready to be picked up. If we are unable to fill your request, or if there is a problem with the request, we will notify you.


  • The loan period is generally three weeks, but varies among lending libraries. Some libraries allow a two-week renewal, but the request to renew must be made at least 2 days before the book is due. 
  • Users are urged to return materials on time in order to ensure that lending libraries continue to share their resources with us.
  • You are responsible for any fines and/or replacement costs levied by the lending library, as well as, any overdue fines charged by the BC Library.


  • Please return all books to the circulation desk. Please leave the ILL bookmark inside the material.
  • Do not place interlibrary loan books in the outside bookdrops