Student Resources

How to find and get materials that UNF doesn't own.

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Local Libraries

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is a great resources if you need a book or movie now but UNF doesn't have it.  You can check the holdings at all of the different branches then go to the location and get the book/video/cd.  UNF students can get JPL library cards with proof of attendance (schedule).  

What is ILL?

ILL (Interlibrary Loan) is a cooperative borrowing system.  Libraries agree to terms and borrow items from each other on behalf of their patrons.  For distance learners, ILL is a great way to get items that UNF does not own. 

At UNF, we have 2 ILL systems: UBorrow and ILLiad.  UBorrow is a special system set up among the State University Libraries of Florida.  It only lends books.  ILLiad is a national/international network that lends books, articles, and media.  UBorrow is accessible through OneSearch or the UNF catalog - just click the UBorrow button after you've done a search.  You can also use the UBorrow search box on this page. 

Set up your free ILLiad account online with the link below. 

If you request books or media through ILL or UBorrow, you can pick them up at the Library. We are working on a system to deliver books or media directly to users in fully online degree and certificate programs.  See the box below for instructions on how to make a DL ILL request.

If you live near another state university library, you may be able to work with them to have ILL books/media delivered there.  You also have borrowing privileges at those libraries as long as you are currently enrolled at UNF.  Contact the individual library to find out what to do to get access. 

UBorrow Search

Search the combined catalog of the Florida State University Libraries - UF, FSU, USF, UNF, etc.

Librarians Can Help

Want to take a tour of the library? Do you need help collecting and evaluating resources for a project or paper? Finished your paper and now you have to cite sources in that special way the professor said to use? Expert librarians are glad to help you navigate library resources.


Subjects: General Research
Tags: basic research, library how-to