Before Searching…

  • Before requesting books from libraries outside Southern Maryland, please make sure that you have searched COSMOS.
  • Accounts with $24.99 or more in fines/fees will not be permitted to place inter-library loan requests.
  • If you have any questions about MARINA please ask a librarian for assistance.

Materials That May Not Be Requested

  • Most outside libraries will not loan media items, e.g. CDs, DVDs, books-on-CD, etc.
  • Entire magazine issues. If there’s a specific article that you’d like, please ask a librarian.
  • Bestsellers or recently published items.


Welcome to MARINA – the state-wide interlibrary loan service. MARINA allows you to request materials not owned by your local public library from another Maryland library system.

Effective immediately, there is now a three-item per person, per business day, requesting limit on all Inter-Library Loan (ILL) materials.