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Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan Options

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Search the catalogs of university libraries in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Books can be checked out for four weeks and renewed up to two times for an additional eight weeks. You can renew in the MU Library Catalog or at the Circulation Desk.

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Books, Journal Articles, CDs, Videos and other items

Before borrowing, please check the MU Library Catalog for books and check the Journals List for access to journals. Distance education students should use Interlibrary Loan for materials not available online. Renewals for ILLiad items are at the discretion of the Lending Library. Log on to your ILLiad account to request renewals. Renewals cannot be done through the Library Catalog or the Circulation Desk.

Account Setup Required.

Note: Library materials will only be shipped to addresses in the USA. Articles in an electronic format are available to patrons worldwide.

Creating Your Illiad Interlibrary Loan Account

ILL Article Access, Renewal, and Request Status

Interlibrary Loan: Frequently Asked Questions

What Services do you offer?

E-ZBorrow is an online catalog that allows you to search academic libraries in Pennsylvania and surrounding states for books. If one of the libraries has an available copy it will be sent to our library, usually within 5 working days. You will receive a series of emails with the status of your order every step of the way, including: when the item was shipped; when you can pick it up at the library; and when it has been returned to the lending library. It’s a fast and easy way to get the books you need.

ILLiad is a library service that allows you to borrow all types of materials from libraries across the nation. If there is an item you want, we will locate it and order it for you. You will be notified when your item has arrived.

Who is eligible?

  • All currently registered students, faculty, staff, administrators, and retired faculty of Mansfield University may use these services. Alumni, courtesy patrons and other members of the general public should contact their local public library to borrow materials.

What may be requested?

  • E-ZBorrow:
    • Books
    • A small number of libraries will lend AV but  EZ-Borrow at this time is best for borrowing books.
  • ILLiad:
    • Books
    • Copies of Journal and Newspaper articles
    • Newspaper Microfilm
    • Theses/Dissertations – note: often only available for a fee and may take more than a week to receive
    • Audiovisual materials – note: many libraries will not lend videos, DVDs, CDs, or software.

How are requests submitted?

  • Before placing a request, check the MU Library Catalog and the Journals List to be sure we do not own or have access to the item.
  • E-ZBorrow – Access E-ZBorrow from the library homepage under ILL, and login using the 18-digit barcode number on your University ID. Search for the item you want and submit a request.
  • ILLiad - Fill out an ILLiad request form. You will need your 7-digit student ID number to use interlibrary loan.

Will it cost anything?

  • E-ZBorrow materials are free. Most ILLiad materials are also free of charge. If there is a fee, we will contact you for your approval before submitting the order.

How long will it take?

  • Articles can take up to five business days or longer to arrive but often you will receive your article in less than 24 hours. Books or other items can take up to two or more weeks but we can often secure them in a week or less. You will be notified via your Mansfield e-mail address when your  E-ZBorrow books arrive and you will be notified via the e-mail you designated when you set up your ILLiad account when item(s) requested through ILLiad arrive.

How do we deliver items to you?
You will be notified by email when materials are received. You may choose among the following delivery options:

  • Pick up at the library – Items are held at the Circulation Desk.
  • Mail – Books and other returnable items can be mailed if you are a Distance Education Student or Student Teaching.
  • E-mail – You will be notified by email when articles are available to download through your ILLiad account. Follow the instructions in the email to access the article.

Note: Library materials will only be shipped to addresses in the USA. Articles in an electronic format are available to patrons worldwide.

What is the loan period?

  • Loan periods are usually three to four weeks. The due date will be marked on the book band attached to the item. 

Can renewals be requested?

  • E-ZBorrow books may be renewed twice through the MU Library Catalog or the Book Renewal link on the library homepage or in person at the Circulation Desk.
  • Interlibrary loan materials requested through ILLiad can be renewed online. Log into Illiad, and click on "View/Renew Checked Out Items".  It is up to the lending library whether or not the renewal will be granted and what the length of the renewal will be.
  • In rare cases, you may find a restriction marked on the book band indicating that No Renewals are allowed. If you have problems renewing materials, contact the ILL office by phone or email.

Where should materials be returned?

  • Please return all E-ZBorrow and ILLiad items to the Circulation Desk or send by U.S. Mail to the Interlibrary Loan Office on or before the due date to avoid fines. 

Contact ILL

Interlibrary Loan Office
218 North Hall
Mansfield University
Mansfield PA 16933

M-F 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Phone: 570-662-4690
Fax: 570-662-4993


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. Photocopies can be furnished only if they will be used solely for private study, scholarship, or research. Use for other purposes may make the user liable for copyright infringement. By requesting material through E-ZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan, you signify that you agree to comply with copyright law.