Drexel Libraries Upgrades the EZBorrow Interlibrary Loan System
August 12, 2021
On August 12, 2021, EZBorrow, the interlibrary loan system for borrowing books and other physical items from other libraries, migrated to a new technology platform. EZBorrow is an important tool that allows Drexel students, faculty and staff to check out physical books and materials from more than 50 university and research libraries around the region. We are excited to release the new version and improve our services to the Drexel community.
Why the change?
This new platform allows libraries to improve service to Drexel students, faculty and staff by using the latest library technology. The open source code gives libraries more customization options and allows them to more quickly adapt to new technologies and patron needs while keeping operation costs down. The new platform is also owned and governed by a community of libraries and developers, promoting collaboration across libraries and institutions and creating more opportunities for future functionality.
What will be different?
- A new and improved search interface, allowing users to easily browse, find, and request materials held at our 50+ partnering institutions
- A new login page that uses your Drexel University username and ID
- More tools to help library staff fill your requests faster and more accurately
What will be the same?
Although the underlying technology is changing, the key benefits of the EZBorrow service remain the same. You can still check out books from any one of our 50+ university and research library partners with the same speed, efficiency and convenience that EZBorrow has always provided.
What do you need to do?
Keep requesting materials as usual. Although the platform is changing, the service is the same.
Note: If you wish to keep your request history, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before August 31 for help downloading this information. This information cannot be moved into the new system, and after August 31st, it will no longer be available.
Questions? Contact us!
Although we aim to make this transition as smoothly as possible, we expect there will be questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns at email@example.com