Prospector, Interlibrary Loan & Purchase Suggestions

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Step 1: Search the Library Catalog

Not in our catalog? Proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Search Prospector

Prospector is a combined catalog from other library collections near Denver. Not available from Prospector? Proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Search WorldCat to place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

WorldCat is a collection of over 2 billion items from libraries across the world.
Coming soon - try the new WorldCat Discovery!

Login to Request It! to track your WorldCat ILL requests or to submit a purchase suggestion. Interlibrary Loan Requests will not show in My Account until they are received at DPL. 

Loan Requirements and Limits

  • A permanent, full-privilege library card is required to use these services.
  • You may have 10 active requests at one time in the Request It system, including requests placed through WorldCat and purchase suggestions. See the FAQ for active statuses. 
  • Customers who have reached their hold limit or have reached the $5 fine limit, are not eligible to place Prospector requests and will see a message that "Your ID is Blocked."

Purchase Suggestions

Purchase requests for print and media will be held beginning November 1. Orders will be placed in mid-December.

The library receives many suggestions for purchase. We do our best to fill requests when suggested titles meet our guidelines and are available for purchase. 
Purchase requests for pre-release titles will be canceled

Need Help? Contact Us

For help placing requests in the DPL Catalog, Prospector, or Interlibrary Loan
Ask Us! 24/7 Online Chat
Telephone: 720-865-1363

To check the status of Prospector requests
Telephone: 720-865-1325

To check the status of Interlibrary Loan Requests (WorldCat)
Telephone: 720-865-1718