Interlibrary Loans

If we don't own an item you want, including books, CDs and DVDs, we can request it for you from another library. Not all items are available through interlibrary loan (ILL); popular new titles, reference works, extremely rare books, and some audio or video materials may be difficult to obtain, but we can usually fulfill your request.


Online Requests via JerseyCat

You may request an interlibrary loan (ILL) from the JerseyCat Catalog and Interlibrary Loan System, a catalog of the holdings of New Jersey libraries. Click on the link below, and please be sure to read the instructions.

Request an interlibrary loan


Magazines, Newspapers & Journals

If you need an article from a magazine, newspaper, or journal which the South Plainfield Library doesn't own, you can search for the article in our online databases. If the article is not available in one of the databases, we may still be able to obtain a copy for you; call us at (908) 754-7885 for assistance, or stop by the reference desk when you visit the library.

If you want to search other libraries for holdings of magazines, newspapers, or journals, consult the New Jersey Union List of Serials, which was recently updated and may now be searched directly with JerseyCat.

AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! Items listed as available in an online catalog sometimes cannot be found on the shelf when you visit the library. Please call before you visit any libraries listed in JerseyCat to make sure the items you wish to see are actually available, and whether you will be able to access them.


Area Libraries in the M.U.R.A.L. system

You may also use your South Plainfield Public Library at other libraries in the M.U.R.A.L. (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Associated Libraries) system.

AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! Items listed as available in an online catalog sometimes cannot be found on the shelf when you visit the library. Please call before you visit any of the MURAL libraries to make sure the items you wish to borrow are actually available. If they are,


NOTE: Many MURAL libraries are also members of the Libraries of Middlesex Consortium (LMxAC).


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