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Borrow from other Libraries

A shelf of books in the Drexel Libraries stacks.
Please place all requests to borrow physical items from other libraries per the instructions listed below.

Overview of Services

Eligible Drexel University community members may use either of the Libraries InterLibrary Loan systems (E-ZBorrow or ILLiad) to get books, journal articles, and other materials not available through Drexel University Libraries.

  • Interlibrary Loan services via ILLiad are free to University faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows.
  • E-ZBorrow is only available to Drexel students, faculty and staff.
  • Eligible Drexel University members may borrow items by visiting participating regional libraries. Learn more here.
  • You can find more information about InterLibrary Loan Services on the FAQ Page.


  • E-ZBorrow service has resumed.
  • W. W. Hagerty Library clients will have the option to select "Pick up at the W. W. Hagerty Service Desk" or "Mail it to me." Hahnemann and Queen Lane Library clients will only have the "Mail it to me" option.
  • 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 E-ZBorrow service or shipping.


  • You may use ILLiad to request materials such as journal articles, conference proceedings, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Many book titles not available via E-ZBorrow 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.

Need Help?

You can send questions and comments about E-ZBorrow requests to

You can send all other ILL-related questions and comments to