Interlibrary Loan

When books, audiovisual materials, and periodical articles are not available through the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) Catalog, they may be available through either the Commonwealth Catalog, which replaces the Virtual Catalog, or the Interlibrary Loan system.

Commonwealth Catalog
If you need materials that are not available within the OCLN library network, you may find them in the Commonwealth Catalog. This catalog gives you access to materials from public, academic, and special libraries throughout Massachusetts. You can request items directly from the Commonwealth Catalog by logging in with your library card number and PIN, and they will be delivered to the OCLN library of your choice for you to borrow.

These items should also be returned to the OCLN library from which they were borrowed.

Interlibrary Loan
Items not owned by any OCLN library also may be requested via Interlibrary Loan. Contact the Reference Department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404 for assistance or place an Interlibrary Loan Request online.