What is the difference between UBorrow and Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

UBorrow allows patrons to directly request materials from participating libraries within Florida’s state University/College library system. This can cut down on the processing time for requests, meaning materials are generally delivered more quickly than traditional ILL Requests. Currently, you can only request books and a limited selection of media items via UBorrow.

ILL requests are open to all libraries that participate in the interlibrary loan of materials. Requests are not limited to books, but also include requests for articles, book chapters, and multimedia items. As ILL requests are processed by staff and include lenders outside of Florida, it can take longer to receive materials via ILL than UBorrow.


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Answered by Lawrence Mello
last updated: Jul 27, 2023