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Interlibrary Loan: About Interlibrary Loan

Borrow materials from other libraries if the U/C Library doesn't have something you need.

Quick Guide to the Interlibrary Loan Service

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

ILL is a service provided by the University/College Library (UCL) to further the scholarly research of its faculty, students, and staff by obtaining research materials that are not owned by our library.

Who is eligible to use this service?

ILL is available to current faculty, students and staff at Broward College and Florida Atlantic University's Davie Campus.

What if FAU is my home institution and I need to borrow material from another FAU Library?

FAU Davie faculty who are requesting the loan of material from the other FAU libraries, click here for further instructions

What type of materials are available through ILL?

  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Dissertations and theses
  • Journal articles
  • Government documents

**The lending library determines what kinds of materials it will loan.

What type of materials are difficult to obtain through ILL?

  • New books received within one year of the acquisition date
  • Leisure reading
  • Rare books
  • Reference materials
  • Textbooks
  • Audiovisual items

How long does it take?

  • Book requests: 5 to 10 days
  • Article requests: 2 to 3 days

How can I speed up the process?

Before submitting an ILL request, see if the book or article you want is available from the U/C Library.

Does it cost anything?

Most ILL requests are free to the person making the request. The request form has a check box to indicate that you don't want to pay in the rare case where there might be a fee. Simply choose "No, borrow the item only if it's free."

How will I be notified about my ILL?

We will call or e-mail you when your material arrives.

Requesting Materials from Interlibrary Loan

To request a book, click here for the online form.
  • Fill out a separate form for each request.
  • You may submit as many forms as needed.
  • Your request will be processed within two business days during normal business hours.
  • Books usually take 5 to 10 days to arrive.
  • Loan periods depend on the sending library, but are usually for 28 days.
  • Renewal of materials is approved by the lending library. Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at least two business days before the due date.
After submitting your form, please wait for your confirmation in order to print or save it for your records.
To request an article, click here for the online form.
  • Fill out a separate form for each request.
  • You may submit as many forms as needed.
  • Your request will normally be processed within one business day.
  • Article requests usually arrive in 2 to 3 days.
  • Most articles will arrive as copies which you do not need to return.
  • When requesting a copy from a book, please provide the chapter and pages needed.
After submitting your form, please wait for your confirmation in order to print or save it for your records.
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LINCC Book Request

The U/C Library Catalog also allows you to locate books owned by other state college libraries in Florida. If you find a book in our catalog that is owned by another state college library, you can request it. We will notify you when it arrives. Use the link that looks like this:

A-Z Journal Listing

Search for digital magazine and journal titles by clicking on the link below.  

Contact Information

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  University/College Library
  Broward College, Central Campus
  3501 SW Davie Road, Bldg. 17
  Davie, FL 33314
  954.201.6658