Yes! As a student, faculty, or staff member, you are able to borrow items from the other MCCCD Libraries (Intra-District Loan) and from libraries outside the District (Interlibrary Loan).

Intra-District Loan (IDL):

IDL is ordering materials from other MCCCD Libraries. Use the online catalog to locate materials and then use the "Place Hold" to request items. It typically takes 3-5 business days for an item to be sent from library to library. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): 

ILL is ordering materials from non-MCCCD Libraries. The purpose of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service is to obtain, whenever possible, materials (typically books and articles) not available in the Scottsdale Community College Library collection for the educational and research needs of the college community. Allow a minimum of a few days to receive articles and a minimum of 2 to 6 weeks for books. This service is free for most requests, although some libraries may impose fees. To start the interlibrary loan process, go to and start with the "First Time Users " link.


You can place a hold on a library book and choose a location to pick it up.

  1. In the library catalog, click on the blue Place Hold button on the left side.
  2. Then enter your MEID and password. 
  3. Click the blue Place Hold button again and select a pick-up location.

The screenshots below show the steps to place a hold. You will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up.

Catalog Record


MEID and password login  


Pickup locations


You can watch this video to see how to place an item on hold: 


Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021 Views: 92 FAQ Views