Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Article Delivery

You can use Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery to request books or articles that aren't available at Rutgers, or request a digital scan of an article from a non-circulating print journal. Note: we do not borrow or lend 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: email ilsdept@libraries.rutgers.edu 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, conference proceedings, and other materials
  • If Rutgers has an article in print, 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