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Interlibrary Loan Options

ILL Services


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E-ZBorrow Books
Search by title or author

Search the catalogs of university libraries in PA and surrounding areas. Books can be checked out for 4 weeks and renewed for 4 weeks in the MU Library Catalog.

Login with your 18-digit barcode number.



Books, Journal Articles, 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.   

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 for books and AV materials. If one of the libraries has an available copy it will be sent to our library, usually within 7 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
    • Audiovisual materials – note: many libraries will not lend videos, DVDs, CDs, or software.
  • 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. Books or other items may be received in two or more weeks. You will be notified via your Mansfield e-mail address when your item(s) arrives.

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 – Photocopies can be mailed to your address. 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 about articles that are available online. Follow the instructions in the email to access the article.
  • Fax – Photocopies can be faxed if you provide us with your fax number.

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. Photocopies are yours to keep.

Can renewals be requested?

  • E-ZBorrow books may be renewed once through the MU Library Catalog or the Book Renewal link on the library homepage.

  • Most interlibrary loan materials can be renewed online. Log into Illiad, and click on "View/Renew Checked Out Items".

  • 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. Photocopies are yours to keep.

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.


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