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Request a Book

EZBorrow is a service that enables patrons to borrow books directly from over 60 academic libraries in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

  • Patrons may only request books that are not available in the J.W. England Library. Please check library availability before placing a request.
  • To use EZBorrow, simply log in (*), locate the book you need, and request it.
  • The book will be sent from the lending library, and will be available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk.
  • The book will be checked out to you for 28 days from pick-up date.
  • Patrons may also request a 1-month renewal by logging into Primo and requesting the renewal on their library account page.

Can't find the book you need? Simply place your request via ILLiad!

*Your EZBorrow credentials are the same as all university assigned credentials.

Why does EZBorrow look different?

EZBorrow, the service behind the University of the Sciences interlibrary loan program for borrowing books and other physical items from libraries throughout our region, is migrating to a new technology platform on August 12, 2021.

The new platform allows libraries to improve service to our patrons 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 and patron benefits than ever before.

This will provide the Usciences' community world-class access to library collections that will only improve going forward!

What should I expect?

EZBorrow users can expect:

⎼    A new and improved search interface, allowing users to easily browse, find, and request materials held at our 60+ partnering institutions 

      EZBorrow Interface
⎼    A new login page that makes use of the same single sign on username/password that you’re used to using elsewhere at Usciences
⎼    More tools to help library staff fill your requests faster and more accurately
⎼    Future enhancement that will allow members of the Usciences' community to request articles

Although the technology is changing, the benefits of the EZBorrow service remain the same. Patrons can still check out books from library partners around our region with the same speed, efficiency and convenience that EZBorrow has always provided! 

What do I need to do?

Library patrons should:

⎼    Keep requesting materials as usual! Although the platform is changing, the service is the same.
⎼    If you wish to keep your request history, please contact a librarian 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 the library using Ask a Librarian.