Through the Library's interlibrary loan service, books and other materials may be borrowed from other libraries. You may also request photocopies of materials such as magazines and some materials reproduced in microform such as newspapers. Photocopy requests are filled in accordance with copyright law. Audiovisual material (DVDs, CDs, and Cassettes) is not available for loan.
There is a $5.00 fee for each request filled that is due upon pick up of the material. When the material you requested arrives, you will be notified by phone. You have three weeks to pick up the material before it is sent back to the lending library. Material may be borrowed for three weeks.
Local history and genealogy materials (such as census schedules, county histories, court records, family genealogies, and newspapers) are not readily accessible through regular interlibrary loan channels. These materials are often in microform or require special handling. Therefore, requests for these materials are processed through the Local Family History Centers in Torrance.
The Torrance Public Library subscribes to Ancestry Plus Library Edition. Many census schedules, military records, and court records are available through Ancestry Plus. Access to Ancestry Plus is available only at each Torrance Public Library location.
Family History Center
22605 Kent Ave
Hours: Mon. 9:30am-4:30pm; Thurs. 9:30am-8:30pm; Sat. 9:30am-1pm.
Please fill out the following form completely.
Interlibrary Loan Request Form
If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk at 310-781-7599.