Support for Unaffiliated Users

We are open to guests, including students from other universities, who need to use our special resources but we cannot provide study space for them. Those who have a need for our specialized collection may use the J. W. England Library on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Researchers should contact the library via Ask A Librarian before visiting. Upon arrival, call 215-596-8960 and a library employee will open the door for you.

USciences students have first priority to all Library resources. Subject to availability, guests may use computers to access our electronic resources, but they are not available for general Internet/software use.

If you are from a PALCI institution, or from Drexel, please contact the Access Services Librarian for night or weekend entry.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services

Unaffiliated health professionals and others may wish to register for Loansome Doc, and select the J.W. England Library as their Ordering Library. Establishing this relationship with the USciences Library enables easy placement and monitoring of requests for materials. Borrower class (i.e. for-profit, non-profit, alumni, etc.) will continue to apply to all requests placed through Loansome Doc.  

For-profit companies may request documents or books from the Library's in-house print collection. Holdings can be verified online through Primo.  License agreements prevent us from providing any materials that are available from our online collection. The cost to obtain a copy of an article is $35; books may be borrowed for $50. Patrons are encouraged to consult a commercial document delivery service to obtain resources not held by USciences.

For additional information, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at 215-596-8969 or

Questions?Ask a Librarian.

Page Last updated: 11/20/2019

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