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Borrow from other Libraries

A shelf of books in the Drexel Libraries stacks.

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

  • You may use E-ZBorrow to request books and DVDs directly from cooperating academic libraries. eBooks are NOT requestable via E-ZBorrow. eBooks are designated in your E-ZBorrow search results by an "e" in the book icon.
  • If an item you find via E-ZBorrow is not available, your request can be transferred directly to ILLiad. Look for the following text: "Click here to place an ILL request through Drexel Libraries"
  • If you place a request for an item via E-ZBorrow that the lending library is unable to fill, you will receive an email directing you to place a new request for that item via ILLiad.
  • Most requests are filled within four days.
  • Check the status of your E-ZBorrow request by logging in to E-ZBorrow and clicking on the "My account link" in the upper right corner
  • You will be notified by email when your items are ready to be picked up at a Drexel Libraries Service desk.
  • All items requested via E-ZBorrow will be checked out to you for 12 weeks with NO renewals.

ILLiad

  • 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 ill@drexel.edu

You can send all other ILL-related questions and comments to ResourceSharing@drexel.libanswers.com.