InterLibrary loan allows authorized USF users to also have access to the circulating collections of all other USF libraries or outside the USF system. Before making an ILL request, please verify in the catalog that your article is not already available electronically or that your book is not located at the USF in Lakeland Library.
Use ILLiad, an automated ILL management system, to request the books you need. You can request with ILLiad books housed in the other USF Libraries – Tampa’s main library, St. Petersburg, Sarasota/New College, FMHI and Health Sciences Libraries – or books not owned by any of the USF Libraries.
Use UBorrow, which stands for “unmediated borrowing” and is a user-centered service, to enable you to request books from any participating library within the state university system in Florida, via a single request in the library catalog. Find more information about this new service by clicking on the link above.
Use ILLiad, an automated ILL management system, to request and receive electronically the journal articles you need. You can request with ILLiad articles from journals housed in the other USF Libraries – Tampa’s main library, St. Petersburg, Sarasota/New College, FMHI and Health Sciences Libraries – or from journals not owned by any of the USF Libraries.
USF in Lakeland faculty can request audio-visual material (DVDs or VHS) via ILLiad from the USF Library system, for classroom presentation. This service is not available to students. Please make note that A/V loans are 7 days only. Please consider the desired show date and the date of your request carefully and allow for a 3-day courier period.
Important: when creating an Illiad account, Polytechnic students, faculty and staff must select “USF in Lakeland” in the “Delivery Location” field. Distance learners should choose “Distance Learner” in the “Status” field.