Search Falvey's online catalog to determine if the library owns a particular book or other type of material before requesting it through E-ZBorrow or ILLiad.
E-ZBorrow - Books
The E-ZBorrow service allows you to borrow books from other academic libraries in the tri-State area and has an average turnaround of 4-5 days. The loan period is six weeks with the option of a six-week renewal. See E-ZBorrow Help for more information.
Interlibrary Loan - Books & Articles
The ILLiad service allows you to borrow books from other libraries. You can also request electronic copies of articles from the Falvey collection (document delivery) and from other library collections.
Library staff may decide to move book requests from ILLiad into E-ZBorrow when they determine that a longer loan and faster turnaround will benefit the patron.
Our document delivery service for items from the Falvey collection can often be processed within 24 hours (not including weekends & holidays) and is limited to individual journal articles and 10% or one chapter of a book.
See ILLiad Help for more information.
The Library absorbs the cost of providing valuable interlibrary loan services to Villanova students, staff, and faculty. In addition to the cost of maintaining systems and software, the Library is sometimes charged transaction fees by libraries and vendors.