Library items that are already checked out or not yet available may be placed on hold. You will be added to the waiting list and notified by phone, email or text message when the item is ready to pick up.

  • Holds can be placed in person, by phone, or through the Library Catalog
  • Items will be available to pick up for three days at the location of your choice
  • To sign up for text or email alerts, visit My Account or ask a librarian


If our library does not own the item you seek, you may request it from another library. Inter-Library Loan (ILL) requests can be placed in person, by phone, or through the Library Catalog. We accept requests for books, audio books, music, movies, government documents, periodicals and theses.

  • Your library card must be in good standing at the time of the request
  • NCPL does not charge for ILL service, but other libraries may charge borrowing fees. All such fees are the borrower’s responsibility. When requesting an ILL you may indicate whether you are willing to pay fees charged by other libraries.
  • Please return ILL materials to the checkout desk on the 1st floor of the Main Library (not the book drop)
  • Returning items promptly will ensure this service remains available to all NCPL patrons. Overdue charges will apply to any items returned late.
  • If materials are repeatedly returned late or not picked up, ILL privileges will be suspended


You may suggest items you would like the library to purchase. Please fill out the form below in as much detail as possible. Please note that we may not be able to purchase all items. If your suggested item is purchased, we will place it on hold for you and notify you when it arrives.

Purchase Suggestion Form

Is there a subject area in which the library needs more materials? Please indicate specific titles if known:

Please be specific.