Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Article Delivery

Effective March 17, 2020: ILL (including E-ZBorrow and UBorrow) is currently suspended for physical materials. We are still filling requests for electronic articles and book chapters. More information on our available services is available on our COVID-19 page.

You can use our ILL services to request books, articles, book chapters, microforms, conference proceedings, or other materials that aren't available at Rutgers, or to request a digital scan of an article or book chapter from one of our non-circulating collections. Physical materials can be picked up from any Rutgers library. Note: we do not borrow textbooks or e-books.

ILL services are available, free of charge, for current students, faculty, and staff; faculty emeriti; visiting scholars/faculty and students; RBHS volunteer faculty; and Rowan and CCC affiliates.

For questions about Interlibrary Loan, E-ZBorrow, UBorrow, ILLiad, or Article Delivery, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Services department: send a question via email or call 848-932-8345. Rutgers also lends books and articles to other institutions.

Borrow Books, Articles, and more via ILLiad

  • Use for books, articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and other materials not held by Rutgers
  • If you need an article or chapter from a non-circulating item at Rutgers, we'll scan it and send it to you
  • You'll be notified by email when your requested item becomes available
  • Articles are delivered electronically, usually within 1-2 business days
  • Delivery and loan times for books varies
  • First-time ILLiad users will need to register

Borrow Books directly via E-ZBorrow

  • E-ZBorrow is the fastest way to request books
  • Most requests are filled within 3-5 business days
  • You'll be notified by email when your book is available for pickup
  • Loan period: 12 weeks (no renewals)

Borrow Books directly via UBorrow

  • UBorrow books come from Big Ten partner libraries
  • Books usually arrive within 7 business days
  • You'll be notified by email when your book is available for pickup
  • Loan period: 16 weeks (no renewals)
  • Managed through ILLiad; first-time users will need to register