is a quick way to submit an interlibrary loan request. It enables you to search for and request books directly from libraries of the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), a consortium of 36 research libraries located in the central and western United States. If the request is not filled through BorrowItNow, it will automatically be processed as a regular interlibrary loan request.
Requested books usually arrive within 1 week.
An email notification is sent once requests are available.
Check the status of your BorrowItNow requests by logging into My Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Account.
Due Dates are determined by the lending library:
Enter your search term(s) in the search box (Simple Search), or click on "Advanced Search" to:
Once you click the "Search!" button, BorrowItNow will take a moment to retrieve matches to your search. The "Searching" message and a spinning icon will display.
Click a specific title from the search results to view detailed information and availability.
The message "Searching for all copies everywhere" will display as BorrowItNow determines the availability of the item at all participating libraries. You may need to scroll down the page to view availability.
The BorrowItNow search results will list the holdings of all participating libraries, including materials available locally.
Based on the search results, BorrowItNow will provide one of three "Request" options:
Once you are logged in, the BorrowItNow request will appear in the ILLiad book request form.
If you do not have an My Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Account already established: