Please note: E-ZBorrow has been suspended until further notice.

If Pitt libraries don't have the books you need, use E-ZBorrow to request items from other academic libraries

  • Pick up and return the items at any ULS Library. Items are generally delivered within 4-7 days
  • You will be notified via email when the book is available for pickup
  • E-Z Borrow items are checked out for six weeks with one six week renewal
  • Overdue fines are .25 per day/per item, there is no grace period.
  • The E-ZBorrow system handles requests for books. If you need a photocopy of an article, please request it through ILL (Interlibrary Loan) 
  • Your Patron ID No. is the number on your PITT ID

Availability of service may vary during holiday and interim periods.

I had a great experience with the book lending system! The process for looking up and requesting the book I wanted was pretty simple and relatively intuitive. It also was very clear the book needed to come from elsewhere, as opposed to blindsiding me at checkout or when I arrived at the library. My request arrived a lot quicker than I expected, honestly, and I appreciated the blue book jacket reminding me that I didn't have the usual grad student timeline for returns. I look forward to submitting another request for the sequels of the book I just finished. Thanks for making the process so painless!