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Commonly asked questions about obtaining materials from other libraries

Interlibrary Loan

Visit the Interlibrary Loan section of the library website for more information

Q. Is there a charge for Interlibrary Loan items?

Answer: The library absorbs all cost associated with Interlibrary Loan items.

Q. Who do I contact about Interlibrary Loan

Answer: Questions regarding Interlibrary loan can be directed to the Interlibrary Loan email account,

Q. I searched for a book in the library and you do not have it. Is there any way you can order the book from another library for me?

Answer: In addition to the library's print collection, a number of ebook collections are provided. Gannon users have two options when the library does not have a particular title. 

  1. Interlibrary Loan/EZBorrow - Students and faculty on the Erie Campus are able to place requests using our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) or EZBorrow services to request materials from other libraries. 
  2.  Users can submit a request for a book not currently in the library collection either by using the submit request form in the library catalog or by sending Title & ISBN via email to As a rule, the library is not able to purchase textbooks. Staff will do our best to accommodate requests. 

Q. Can I borrow a book from another school's library?

Answer: There are two ways to borrow a book from another school's library:

  1. Make a request using our interlibrary loan system. or our EZ Borrow lending service. These are the best way, although we cannot guarantee that the book you request will come from a specific library. We will do our best to accommodate your request obtaining the book from a library among our lending partners where it is available. 
  2. Gannon students and faculty have limited walk-in borrowing privileges at Allegheny, Edinboro, Mercyhurst, and Penn State-Behrend. NOTE: Individuals should contact the individual library directly to inquire about lending and visiting restrictions.