Missoula Public Library | 301 East Main Missoula MT 59802 | (406) 721-2665 | M-W 10am-9pm | Th-Sa 10am-6pm | Su 1-5pm

Can't find what you need in our catalog? Ask at the Reference Desk about an ILL.

This service enables you to borrow materials from participating libraries across the country.

(Please note that materials printed this year are not available through the service.)

Each patron is allowed five (5) postage paid Interlibrary Loan items per year (July 1 through June 30). After five (5) items, a $3.00 postage fee per item will be assessed. A $5.00 non-pickup fee will be assessed.

You will need a special authorization number and password to place a request from outside the library. Enter the authorization code100284096 and password discovery.” This will take you to the Basic Search screen.

From the Basic Search screen, you may search by Title, Author, Keyword or a combination of the above to locate your item. "Advanced Search" will search for items by ISBN number or limit your results to books, visual materials, sound recordings, etc. To place a request for an item, click on the item title to open up the item record. Once in the record, click on the black button labeled "ILL" in the upper left toolbar. When the item request form appears, complete the form, filling in only the boxes marked with asterisks and click "Submit" to send in your ILL request.

To place an Interlibrary Loan, stop by the Reference Desk, call the library at (406) 721-2665 (ask for the Reference Desk), or place an Interlibrary Loan from outside the library.

Call a Reference Librarian at (406) 721-2665 for more information.


  • You must have a valid Missoula Public Library card to place a request.
  • Your Patron ID is your library card number.
  • You may not have more than 5 Interlibrary Loans on your card at any time.
  • Renewals must be requested at least one week prior to the due date.  Not all loaning libraries allow renewals. Call a Reference Librarian for all renewals.
  • Fines on Interlibrary Loan items are $1.00 per day.  Items not picked up at the Accounts Desk are assessed a $5.00 fee.

If you have questions or need further assistance speak with a Reference Librarian.