Interlibrary loan - for materials NOT owned by the Torrance Public Library
Through the Library's interlibrary loan service, books and other materials may be borrowed from libraries outside of the Torrance Public Library system. 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 materials (DVDs, CDs, and Cassettes) are not available for loan.
There is a $5.00 fee for each item requested from a library outside of the Torrance Public Library system; the fee is due upon pick up of the material. When the material you requested arrives, you will be notified by phone or email. 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 and is not renewable.
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.
Family History Center
22605 Kent Ave
Hours: M 9:30am-4:30pm; Th 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.
Torrance Public Library Requests - for materials owned by the Torrance Public Libary
Print and Audio-visual materials may be requested from a Torrance Public Library and transferred to your local Torrance Public Library location. There is a fee for each item requested. Adult materials cost $.75 and juvenile items cost $.15; the fee is due upon pick up of the material.
When the material you requested arrives, you will be notified by phone or email. You have one week to pick up the material before it is sent back to the original location. Material may be borrowed for three weeks and may be renewed if there is no waiting list.
Please log in to your Torrance Public Library account or call your local branch for more information: