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Interlibrary Loan Help Guide: Home

Your guide to using FAU's Interlibrary Loan services

UBORROW SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTARTED

The UBorrow service is once again available for patron use after being temporarily suspended due to a statewide integrated library system migration.

All UBorrow materials requested before May 2021 using the old system must be returned; no renewals on old requests are possible. Please return your UBorrow material accordingly.

We thank you for your understanding and patience during the integrated library system migration. Please contact us at lyill@fau.edu with any questions or concerns you may have about your UBorrow material.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS AND PAGING REQUESTS

FAU and Palm Beach State College students, staff, and faculty may place Interlibrary Loan requests for physical materials as well as electronically-delivered book chapters and articles.

Physcial items located at the Boca Campus Wimberly Library and the Jupiter Campus Library are available on request via our Paging system. However, interbranch deliver of materials from the Harbor Branch Campus Library is still currently unavailable.

For more information on requesting items, please click here.

Need Help?

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Interlibrary Loan
Contact:
Boca Campus
Bldg LY-3, Rm 214
2nd Floor - West

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:45pm
561-297-0563
Website

The Interlibrary Loan Department is here to support your research and teaching needs by expanding the range of materials available for scholarship beyond the collections of the FAU Libraries. 

 

This department provides article delivery and short term loans from a vast network of libraries and document suppliers on a local, state, national, and international basis.


 

Use Interlibrary Loan services to:

  • Retrieve FAU materials from other campuses
  • Request materials from other State University Libraries via UBorrow
  • Request Articles and Book Chapters
  • Request loans of items not owned by FAU
  • For Distance Learners have both FAU materials and ILL loans shipped directly to your location

Who is Eligible?

  • All FAU enrolled students*, faculty, and staff have Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Privileges.
  • Palm Beach State College South Campus enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also extended Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Privileges through their FAU ILL account; PBSC does not have UBorrow Priviledges through FAU.
  • Retired FAU faculty and staff have Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Privileges.
  • SUS Faculty, Visiting Researchers, and Library Volunteers may have Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Privileges with the permission from the Dean of University Libraries.

*Tower Campus students should order materials through the Broward County Library's Interlibrary Loan department, unless your pick-up location is Boca or Jupiter.

How much money does using ILL save?


Articles:

Loans:

Total amount saved: (in dollars)


Over the last five years, the ILL Department has saved the FAU Community an estimated $85,671 a year!

How long does it take?

  • Articles - 2 or more business days
  • Loans - 7 or more business days
  • Branch Campus Delivery adds 2 to 3 days
  • International or Rare & hard-to-find materials may take longer

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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction in excess of " fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order or place an item on Reserve if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order or request would involve violation of copyright law.