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Instructions for Using UBorrow

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Use UBorrow to request books quickly and keep them longer. Print books, along with some audiobooks, bound periodicals, and media, can be requested through UBorrow.

To place a request, access UBorrow through the Interlibrary Loan page or


go directly to


The UBorrow search page will load. Type the title of the book (or ISBN) in the search bar. Select "Search".



The search results page will open. An orange progress circle will appear and indicate the system is searching all UBorrow libraries' catalogs. The search results will update as each catalog is searched. ALLOW ALL DATABASES TO BE SEARCHED BEFORE SELECTING A TITLE.




When all catalogs have been searched, the page will display the total number of records (highlighted below). Select the title you would like to request by clicking on the title.




A new page will load with the catalog record. The list of "Sources" shows copies owned by CIC libraries and their current availability.
If there is a requestable copy, select "Request via UBorrow".




Select your campus affiliation and login on the subsequent page.




If the title is a multi-volume work, indicate which volumes you would like.
If you are requesting a single book that is not a multi volume work, do NOT type any information the text box. The text box is not a notes field.


Select the "Submit Request" button.

Your request is complete. You will receive notification of the book's arrival within approximately one week. You may check on the status of your request through your ILL Services Account.

If there are no requestable copies available, please view our instructions for obtaining a local copy or requesting a copy through Interlibrary Loan.