Amy Paulus, Head of Access Services
Looking for books not available or not owned by the University Libraries? Try UBorrow! A book found in UBorrow will be delivered quickly from one of 15 research libraries (Big Ten Universities plus Center for Research Libraries, University of Chicago, Maryland, and Rutgers), arriving within one week of request.
You can use these materials for 12 weeks, a much longer loan period than a traditional interlibrary loan, without the fear of having it recalled from you. A four week renewal is also an option. If you discover materials through UBorrow that are not available, the interlibrary loan option is presented and staff will request from other libraries. To further simplify, these requests can be tracked and managed along with the rest of your interlibrary loan requests through the ILL system: https://uiowa.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/illiad.dll. To ensure your request will be submitted automatically, you should log-in to the ILL system before performing searches in UBorrow. For further information, instructions, tutorials, and a link to UBorrow, see the UBorrow libguide at http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/uborrow.