Can I borrow items from other libraries?

Books and other materials not available at this library may be borrowed from other libraries across the country through the Interlibrary Loan System (ILL).

Our Inter-library loan program can search a multi-state area for a title that you are interested in. There is a $5.00 fee for this services and a form that needs to be filled out. Items that cannot be requested are digital materials and materials less than 6 months old.

If you have a current library card, simply log in to your library account and scroll down till you see the heading “Is the library missing something?” Please choose “Yes” when asked if it's ok to borrow from another library, as a small postage fee applies. Enter as much information as you can about the item (author, title, format, fiction or nonfiction, part of a series, etc.). You can request three ILLs simultaneously.

If you would like assistance with an ILL request, please stop by or call 210-651-6570.

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1. How can I support the Garden Ridge Library?
2. How can I get a library card?
3. How do I access my account online?
4. When is the library open?
5. Does the library offer computers with Internet access and printing capability?
6. Does the library offer Wireless internet access? Is printing available?
7. Where can I find out what's going on at the library?
8. What is the loan period for materials?
9. What are your basic circulation policies including fees for lost or damaged items?
10. Does the library offer free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks?
11. Can I borrow items from other libraries?
12. What is a TexShare card?
13. Do you have a copy and fax machine?
14. How do I volunteer at the library?
15. Do you take donations?