Skip to main content

Get an item that Temple doesn't have: Home

Material Temple Libraries doesn't have

Obtain material checked out from or not owned by Temple University Libraries


Items not available at any of Temple University's libraries can be requested through E-ZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan

  • Books that Temple doesn't have or are currently checked out can be requested through E-ZBorrow
  • E-ZBorrow is a local consortium of academic libraries with standardized loan and renewal terms. The standard loan term is 12 weeks, with no renewals. E-ZBorrow material have BLUE bands
  • E-ZBorrow books may be managed via your TU Library Account or by calling the Circulation/Reserve department at (215) 204-0744
  • E-ZBorrow books are fined at .25 per day when they are overdue

Request Via ILLiad

Books not available through E-ZBorrow as well as article, book chapters, scores, visual materials, and other items can be requested through ILLiad

  • If the book is not available through E-ZBorrow, request it through ILLiad. ILLiad searches WorldCat to find the needed material at a partner institution ILLiad material have PINK bands
  • ILLiad material is not listed on your TU Library account. Materials obtained through ILLiad can only be managed through your ILLiad account, or by calling the ILLiad office at (215) 204-0754
  • Book chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, DVDs and other materials can be requested through ILLiad along with some material held at foreign libraries
  • All due dates, renewal periods, and special conditions for material borrowed via ILLiad are set by the lending institution. Material borrowed via ILLiad is subject to recall at any time. Severely overdue ILLiad material may be subject to a non-Refundable replacement fee, to be determined by the lender
  • Articles and book chapters requested via ILLiad are sent electronically to the patron's TUmail account
  • Please note - patrons affiliated with the Health Sciences Campus Libraries must contact their respective libraries for these services