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

Purchase Requests

We may be able to purchase items for our collection upon request! 

Please note: requests placed in September may not be purchased until October. Thank you for your patience as we close out our fiscal year.

Best for:

  • Current and recently published items
  • Materials that meet the criteria of our Collection Development Policy

Please do not submit purchase requests for:

  • Upcoming titles by popular authors (Grisham, Patterson, etc.)
  • Films produced by streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime
  • Movies not yet in theaters or books over 6 months from publication date