Last Updated: Oct 05, 2016     Views: 658


Baltimore County Public Library can obtain many titles through our Interlibrary Loan Services, which include:

  • Marina  -- a free statewide lending cooperative of Maryland public libraries
  • OCLC   -- a national lending collaborative.  Each item requested is subject to a $2 BCPL processing fee and sometimes an additional fee imposed by the library owning the item.

Benefits of Marina:

  • Marina draws from the collections of all Maryland public libraries.
  • Customers can place their own requests electronically.
  • Customers are able to track the status of requests through the Marina system.
  • When the requested item arrives at the pickup branch, the customer is notified by BCPL's Polaris hold notification system.