Request a Book

Search the Catalog

Search the catalog to place a request on physical items from libraries in the Treasure Valley LYNX Consortium. 

Search tips:

  • Search by both the author's name and the title
  • Double check you have the names and spellings correct 
  • Watch our video tutorial to learn more about using the catalog

If the item you're looking for is not in the catalog, we may still be able to get it for you by interlibrary loan (ILL) or purchasing it for our collection.

Tips and Tricks

Interlibrary Loans

Use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form to request an item from another library in the U.S. 

Best for:

  • Items in the catalog from Hailey, Mountain Home, or Twin Falls
  • Older items published at least one year ago
  • Items on specific topics like medical texts or research material

Please do not submit ILL requests for:

  • Video games
  • Items currently in popular demand or recently published
  • ILLs are not eligible for Home Delivery
  • ILLs will not be held in the 24-hour hold room at our Orchard Park branch. ILL holds at Orchard Park can be picked up during regular operating hours at the front desk. 
  • Review the Interlibrary Loan FAQs to learn more!

Purchase Recommendations

We may be able to purchase items for our collection upon request! Review the information below before submitting your purchase recommendation for consideration.  

Best for:

Please do not submit purchase requests for:

  • Upcoming titles by popular authors (Grisham, Patterson, etc.). Requesting these items does not place you on the holds list; they are automatically purchased and requests will not be processed.
  • Films produced by streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime
  • Movies not yet in theaters or books over 3 months from publication date
  • Review the Purchase Recommendations FAQ to learn why we may not be able to fulfill some recommendations.