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Request Materials from Other Libraries

Locate, borrow, and use material from libraries around the world

Locate Materials in Other Libraries

Advantages of UBorrow

  • Search and request books from 15 major research libraries.
  • Receive books faster than with recalls or interlibrary loan.
  • Keep books longer than with interlibrary loan.
  • Books will not be recalled except under unusual circumstances.

UBorrow in 5 Steps

1. Go to the UBorrow catalog.

2. Enter your search term(s) in the search box (Simple Search), or use Advanced Search to:

  • Search by author, title, subject, keyword, or ISBN
  • Combine multiple search types, e.g. author and title
  • Limit your search to "all of these words," "any of these words," or "this phrase"

3. Click a specific title from the search results to view details and availability.

It may take a moment for UBorrow to determine the availability of the item at all participating libraries. You may need to scroll down the page to view availability and the "Request" link.

Request link in UBorrow

5. Click the "Request" link to log in with your CNetID (if you have not already). Once you are logged in, the request form will display.

6. Many form fields will be filled in automatically. Complete any other required fields.

7. Click "Submit Request" at the bottom of the page to complete the request.

You will receive an email when your item is available for pickup.