E-ZBorrow (Request a Book)

E-ZBorrow is a service that enables patrons to borrow books directly from those libraries participating in PALCI, the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. Please note: Only books which are not available from J.W. England Library may be requested via E-ZBorrow, so check availability in Primo before searching in E-ZBorrow.

To use E-ZBorrow, just log in (*), locate the book or other material you need, and request it. The book will be sent from the lending library, and will be available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk. The book will be checked out to you for 28 days from pick-up date. Patrons may also request a 1-month renewal by logging into Primo and requesting the renewal on their library account page.

E-ZBorrow e-book iconCurrently, e-books cannot be borrowed through E-ZBorrow. E-books will appear in the E-ZBorrow interface with the icon shown to the left. If you see this icon next to a title of interest, check for a print version of the book or ask a librarian for assistance.


Can't find the book you need through E-ZBorrow? Simply place your request via ILLiad.


*Your E-ZBorrow login is your USciences ID number as shown on your ID card:

  • Your ID# should be listed on your ID card as a 7-digit number. Enter this number in the "Patron Id" field in E-ZBorrow to login. NOTE: You must enter 7 digits to login; if there are fewer than 7 digits printed on your ID, just type additional zeroes before your ID number so it becomes a 7-digit number. For example, if your ID number is 654321, enter 0654321. If your ID number is 54321, enter 0054321.
  • Older cards may include a 12-14 digit number marked as "Lib:". As of August 2017, we are no longer using this number for any library purposes.

Occassionally neither the "Lib:" number nor the 7-digit ID number allow a login to E-ZBorrow. Usually this can be quickly corrected, so if you cannot login to E-ZBorrow please report the issue to us via Ask a Librarian. Remember to include your name and please tell us if you have been issued a replacement ID card recently.





Page Last updated: 3/15/2018

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