UBorrow enables you to search for and request print books and other items directly from 15 major university libraries and the Center for Research Libraries, with combined collections of more than 90 million volumes.
UBorrow is a service of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which is comprised of the universities of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.
Why use UBorrow? Advantages of UBorrow include:
- Search and request items from 15 major university libraries and CRL.
- Receive items faster than with recalls or Interlibrary Loan. Typical turnaround time is within one week.
- Keep items longer than with Interlibrary Loan. Loan periods are 3 months with guaranteed 1 month renewal.
- Items will not be recalled except under unusual circumstances.
UBorrow is available to all users with Interlibrary Loan privileges. Find out if you qualify here.
Check on UBorrow requests through the Interlibrary Loan Services Account.
If there are no requestable copies through UBorrow, please view our instructions for obtaining a local copy or requesting a copy through Interlibrary Loan.