Request Materials

Check item availability by searching the catalog.

You can place holds for items in our catalog by accessing your account online, by calling the libraries, or by filling out the form below.

If the item you are interested in is not owned by the Chester County Library System, please fill out the form below.

Items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan subject to 25₵ per day overdue fines.

Please note: A patron must have a fine-free record in order to submit an Interlibrary loan.  In keeping with this requirement of maintaining a record in good standing, we are requesting patrons renew their library cards prior to submitting an Interlibrary loan.

For further assistance, please call Tredyffrin Public Library 610.688.7092 x212 or Paoli Library 610.296.7996 or email

Request Materials

Items that are new or coming soon & have not yet been purchased by a CCLS library will be considered as a request for purchase. While the library cannot guarantee to purchase all requested items, each request will be considered in conjunction with the library’s collection development policy. If your item is purchased, a hold will be placed for you.

Please note: The libraries order materials 2-3 months in advance of the publication date. If you are requesting an item that will be published further in advance, your hold may not be placed until 2-3 months prior to publication.

We submit older items not found in our catalog for out-of-county Interlibrary loan. You may consider checking or WorldCat (a catalog of the holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide) for specific details about your desired items.