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Interlibrary Loan

The Library offers two interlibrary loan services. E-ZBorrow is the fastest way to receive books and DVDs. Use ILLiad to request journal articles, book chapters, and books or DVDs that you cannot find in E-ZBorrow. You must be a current student, faculty or staff member to use Interlibrary Loan. There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan services unless the material is overdue, damaged, or lost. Users will be notified by e-mail when their requested material is available. Required text books and items available at the Library are not permitted to be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Before you request:

Search the Library’s catalog to see if the Library owns the materials you need.


The fastest way to get books you need.
Use for articles and hard to find books.

Average Turnaround Time:

Articles: 2-5 business days

Books: 3-7 business days

Note: Requests submitted on the weekend will not be processed until Monday.


To renew an E-ZBorrow item:

  1. Log in to your My Library Account, check the renew box to the left of the item, and click Renew Selected.


To renew an ILLiad item:

  1. Contact with the title of the item and/or five digit number associated with your request at least five days prior to the item’s due date.

For questions about Interlibrary Loan, please contact:

Alex Williams

Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

Francis A. Drexel Library

(610) 660-1907

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.