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Borrow Books from Other Libraries

Use E-Z Borrow or ILLiad services to get books, articles, and other materials not owned by Drexel University Libraries, or not currently available. Interlibrary loan services are only available to Drexel students, faculty, and staff. Both services are free.

Borrow Books via E-Z Borrow

  • Borrow books fast from cooperating academic libraries (PALCI). 

  • Most requests are filled within 4 days.

  • Patrons are notified by email when their book is available for pickup.

  • Law students, faculty, and staff should designate items to be picked up at the Hagerty circulation desk on the first floor of the library.

Connect to E-Z Borrow

Obtain Books, Journal Articles, and more via Interlibrary Loan Services

Use to order books not available through E-Z Borrow, journal articles, conference proceedings and other materials.  Click on the appropriate library link below to fill out the online request form.

Request/Hold Books via Catalog

Use the Request choice in the catalog to have a book owned by a Drexel University Library held for pickup at that library, or another Drexel Library. 

  • Books currently checked out will be held for pickup upon return.

  • You will be notified by email when book is available for pickup.

  • Items will be held for pickup at the Library Assistance desk.

Interlibrary Loan Contact: Margaret DeFelice at or 215.571.4724.

Get a Philadelphia Free Library Card

Philadelphia Free Library cards are available to anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or goes to school in the City of Philadelphia. The Free Library system provides online access to many resources outside the LRC's collection. Register here for a Free Library card.