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ILL - Borrow from other Library Systems

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MARINA is a free, statewide interlibrary loan system for requesting materials your library does not own from a number of other libraries in Maryland. You need to have your library card available when you place a Marina hold. The requested materials will be delivered to the Prince George's County Memorial Library System branch that you select.

  • PGCMLS cardholders should search our CATALOG first. If the search is unsuccessful, you will have the option of going to MARINA to do a statewide search.
  • Have your Library card handy.
  • Use help keys and read the screens carefully. Pay special attention to the PICKUP LOCATION.
  • When items you request arrive at the branch, you will be contacted by phone, e-mail or mail.

To Place a Request

  1. Click on the Marina link at the bottom of this page.
  2. Enter your local library card number (without spaces) at the Patron ID prompt.
  3. Click on submit input button.
  4. Click on the Searching/Requesting button.
  5. Enter your search term, i.e. author, title or subject, for the desired item.
  6. Click the circle that indicates the type of term used, e.g. Title.
  7. Click on Begin Searching button.

At combined Results Screen

  1. Scroll down to find your requested title.
  2. Click on the appropriate title if availability information is desired. If not needed, skip this step and follow directions below.
  3. When ready to submit the request, click on the blue Request button.

At Create Request Screen

NOTE:If you enter anything in the Notes field, a librarian will review your request before submitting it. Please use this field to indicate a special edition, or volume, or media.You do not need to enter your phone number or e-mail address. We will access that information from your patron record.

  1. Click on Yes to confirm that your name is correct.
  2. Choose a Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) branch from the drop box to indicate your pick-up location.
  3. Click on the blue submit button.
  4. Wait for the Request Confirmation screen.
  5. Write down the request number; use this number to track your request.
  6. Click on the blue new search button if you would like to make another request; OR the orange quit button if finished.

If the item you wish to request is not on MARINA, or if you have questions, ask a librarian at any PGCMLS branch for assistance.

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Items borrowed through Marina may be renewed one time.

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