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Your Best Request

Learn how to request items through the University Libraries in order to obtain them as quickly as possible.

UBorrow: Get It from other Big Ten Libraries


Use UBorrow to request books quickly and keep them longer.  Print books, along with some audiobooks, bound periodicals, and media, can be requested through UBorrow. 


Start your search on the Libraries' homepage--toggle the radio button to UBorrow, then type the book's title or ISBN.    


The search results page will open.  A multi-colored progress circle will appear and indicate the system is searching all UBorrow libraries' catalogs.  The search results will update as each catalog is searched; wait until the progress circle disappears before proceeding. Once all catalogs have been searched, click on the title you would like to borrow.

Image showing UBorrow search results for the keywords "Palladio's Venice"

The record will expand, showing more bibliographic information and the current availability of this title. If the item is available at Big Ten Libraries, click Request via UBorrow to request the item.    

Image showing bibliographic information and availability for the book Palladio's Venice

Select your campus affiliation and login when prompted, then click the "Submit Request" button.  

Your request is complete!   You will receive notification of the book's arrival at your preferred pick up location within approximately one week. You may check on the status of your request through your ILL Services Account