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Interlibrary Loan


The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service obtains materials that are not owned by the UNF Library from other libraries for current UNF faculty, students, and staff.

UBorrow and ILL - what's the difference?

  • UBorrow is a borrowing service that allows you to request books directly from participating libraries within Florida's state university and college system. Materials may include books, articles, book chapters, microforms, maps, and musical scores.
  • UBorrow is an unmediated borrowing service.  ILL requests are processed by UNF Library staff.
  • The loan period for UBorrow books is 45 days from the time the item arrives on campus.  You can request one 30 day renewal for UBorrow books.  The loan period for ILL materials is determined by the supplying library and is usually three to four weeks with the possibility of a two week renewal upon request and approval.
  • UBorrow requests usually arrive within one week.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a borrowing service that allows you to request articles as well as  books and other materials not available through UBorrow.
  • The loan period for ILL materials is determined by the supplying library. Typically the borrowing time spans from three to four weeks with a possibility to renew for an additional two weeks.
  • ILL article requests have a timely turn around typically and arrive in Iliad in pdf forms for one to save and or print.

Contact Us

Direct questions to Access Services at 620-2615 or

Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. It acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. It enables institutions to provide students, faculty, and other researchers liberal access to rich source materials through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. The services are designed to support major research projects, the production of scholarly monographs and studies, dissertations, and graduate and advanced undergraduate seminars. -- CRL webpage 

All the CRL records are in the combined (union) catalog of Florida's university libraries or you can search the CRL catalog.


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