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Borrow from other Libraries

A shelf of books in the Drexel Libraries stacks.

Eligible Drexel University community members may use either of the Libraries' interlibrary loan systems (EZBorrow or ILLiad) to get books, journal articles, and other materials not available through Drexel University Libraries.

About our Interlibrary Loan Services

  • EZBorrow is a simple and efficient way to get physical materials from nearby Libraries, ILLiad also has physical materials available as well as a digital collection. If you cannot find what you are looking for on EZborrow, try searching ILLiad.
  • Interlibrary Loan services via ILLiad are free to University faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows.
  • EZBorrow is only available to Drexel students, faculty and staff.
  • Eligible Drexel University members may borrow items by visiting participating regional libraries through our reciprocal borrowing agreements


EZBorrow allows members of the Drexel community to request physical items (like books, DVDs, and microfilm) not available through the Drexel Libraries. All items requested through EZBorrow will be sourced from an organization of nearby libraries. EZBorrow books can all be borrowed for 16 weeks. 

  • Clients have the option to select "Pick up at the W. W. Hagerty Service Desk" or "Mail it to me." 
  • Materials will be mailed to your confirmed off-campus address (if within the U.S.). You can check your address by logging into your Library Account via the Libraries home page. We cannot ship to on-campus addresses or outside the U.S. at this time.
  • Materials will be sent with a return UPS shipping label and/or envelope
  • Email with any questions about the EZBorrow service or shipping.
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ILLiad is a service that allows members of the Drexel community to borrow physical items (like books, DVDs, and microfilm) and digital items (like journal articles and book chapters) not available at the Drexel Libraries. Items requested through ILLiad will be sourced from the nearest possible location and may come from anywhere in the world. Digital items can be kept permanently. Physical items requested through ILLiad can be borrowed for as long as the library that owns them allows.

  • You may use ILLiad to request materials such as journal articles, conference proceedings, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Many book titles not available via EZBorrow may also be requested via ILLiad.
  • Most journal article and book chapter requests are filled within one to two days. All other requests are usually filled within five days.
  • Check the status of your request by logging into your ILLiad account.
  • You will be notified by email when your items are ready to be picked up at a Drexel Libraries Service desk.
  • Due date and renewal eligibility for all items requested via ILLiad is determined by the lending library. You can submit a renewal request by logging into your ILLiad account.
  • Connect to ILLiad

More Information & Support

You can find more information about InterLibrary Loan Services on the FAQ Page. 

Send questions and comments about EZBorrow requests to

Send all other interlibrary loan-related questions and comments to