Interlibrary Loan

SJU interlibrary loan services are available to current students, faculty, and staff. Requests for items available in the library, through our digital collections, for required course textbooks, or for e-books, are not permitted.

The EZBorrow platform has changed.  Please review instructions below.

Request Books or DVDs

  1. Check the library catalog or Discover search to see if SJU has the book in print or electronic formatIf a book is not available at SJU, make your request through EZBorrow.
  2. NEW EZBorrow platform (Fall 2021): After you find an item to request in EZBorrow, you will be prompted to select "St. Joseph's University" from the institution drop-down list.
  3. Log in using your full email address (username@sju.edu) and the password you use for the Nest.
  4. NOTE: Avoid using your browser's navigational buttons (e.g. back or forward) or bookmarking function which may cause unexpected results.
  5. Book requests typically arrive within 3-7 business days.  You will receive email notifications about the status of your request.
  6. Books can be renewed online through My Library Account.

Request Articles (or Books not Available in EZBorrow)

  1. Check the Discover search first, to see if the article is available in the library’s collections.
  2. If not, make your request through Hawkshare.
  3. Articles are usually delivered by email within 3-6 days. You will receive email notifications about the status of your request.
  4. To renew books obtained through Hawkshare, contact ill@sju.edu with the title of the item and the request number, at least five days before the due date.

Contact Us

For questions about existing requests email ILL@sju.edu

For general questions about EZBorrow, HawkShare, and searching for resources, Ask Us! (chat or email).

Requests are not processed during weekends and holidays.  Processing and delivery times will be slower during breaks, vacations, and periods of high demand.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified by law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be 'used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.' If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of 'fair use,' that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. 

For information on Copyright issues please refer to the SJU Drexel Library Copyright Policy & Guide.