Answered By: Kira Appel (Libraries)
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2021     Views: 1052

Also known as E-ZBorrow, you can borrow books through our catalog from a group of 70 academic libraries, including NYU (you no longer have to go to NYU to borrow circulating books!). Please see below for how to request physical copies from our consortia. You'll receive email updates regarding the status of your request. Delivery is in three to five business days.

1. Request books through our catalog by clicking on a title from the results page and selecting "Physical Item (Library Pickup)" within "More Access Options."

More Access Options screenshot

2. Or, on the "NEW SEARCH" page of the library catalog, see the "Request a book from E-ZBorrow" link under "Additional Options."

In addition to New York Public Library, E-ZBorrow and our consortium with NYU, Cooper Union, and NYSID, you can access materials through Interlibrary Loan (also under "Additional Options"), the METRO referral system, and Request a Purchase. You may also email us through Ask Us with a citation, and we can refer you to available options.


Requesting Books Not in the Catalog (aka E-ZBorrow)

Requesting Physical Books (Includes E-ZBorrow) 

Requesting Interlibrary Loan