Interlibrary Loan

If Cook Library doesn't have something you want, we can still help you in the following ways.

  1. LINKin - we've partnered with other libraries in the North Suburban Area to share items quickly and easily.
  2. Interlibrary Loan - obtain items from other libraries in the contiguous 48 states.
  3. Reciprocal Borrowing - visit other Illinois libraries and borrow directly from them. Registration is required at each library. We suggest you contact the library before your visit to learn their registration requirements and lending policies.
  4. Purchase Request - suggest that we purchase the item for our collection.


LINKin- our partner library system

LINKin is a partnership between eight large North suburban libraries.

  • Cook Memorial Public Library
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Deerfield Public Library
  • Gail Borden Public Library
  • Naperville Public Library
  • Waukegan Public Library
  • Elmhurst Public Library

If an item is not owned by the Cook Memorial Public Library District, but is available at one of LINKin’s partner libraries, you can request the item through the LINKin catalog and it will be sent to your pickup location within several days. You will be notified by phone or email when the item is ready for pickup. LINKin requests are generally processed more quickly than Interlibrary Loan requests.

Renewing LINKin Items
LINKin items may be renewed once for 14 days

To Renew
Use My Account or call 847-362-0438.
Contact the Adult Services Desk at 847-362-2330 x1302 if you need further assistance.


Interlibrary Loan

If the item you want isn't owned by the Cook Memorial Public Library District or available through LINKin, you can request that we obtain the item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Request an Interlibrary Loan.


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Use WorldCat (the world’s largest library catalog) to find and request items to borrow through Interlibrary Loan.

Contact the Adult Services Desk at 847-362-2330 x1302 if you need further assistance.


Renewing Interlibrary Loans
You may request one renewal of an Interlibrary Loan item with our Reference Desk at 847-362-2330 x1302.