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Trends in Health Care Delivery (25:705:223): Looking for books

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Using the Libraries Catalog to find books and journal holdings


Tips for getting books

If the book is IN-LIBRARY, you can go to the library to check it out or use Book Delivery to have it delivered to a convenient Rutgers library location for you.

If the book is CHECKEDOUT or MISSING, use E-Z Borrow to request the book from a library outside of Rutgers.

If there are no copies listed in the catalog, use E-Z Borrow to request a copy.  If there are no copies in the E-Z Borrow system (PALCI), use Interlibrary Loan to request a copy from another library.

If the book is IN-PROCESS or PENDING, use Book Delivery to initiate priority processing and delivery.

If the book is ON ORDER, use Special Request to have the book delivered to you once it has been received.

Requesting books unavailable through RUL

Using E-Z Borrow

When the University Libraries doesn’t own a book title you want or when the copy owned by the Libraries is not available to you (checked out or missing), you may request a copy using E-Z Borrow.  This consortium includes forty academic libraries in Pennsylvania.  When you place a request, the item will arrive in less than a week for you to check out.  You may borrow the book for a period of four weeks with a 4 week renewal.  There is a one-minute tutorial with more information about the process.


When E-Z Borrow doesn’t include the book you want

To do a complete search of the holdings in E-Z Borrow, you must search each of the four groups of participating libraries separately.  If the book you want to review has not been listed as available, then you may request the book using interlibrary loan.  Start your request by going to the University Libraries home page and clicking on “Delivery and Interlibrary Loan.”  On the next screen, you’ll notice that the fifth choice, “Use Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Services for materials not in the Rutgers University Libraries collections,” is the one you want.  By clicking on the link, you will be ready to sign in to the requesting software.  If the requesting process is new to you, more information is described in the following two-minute tutorial. 

Requesting books through E-Z Borrow

University Libraries Toolbar

The Rutgers University Libraries Toolbar is a free Firefox browser extension that provides a drop-down menu to library resources, embedded library links on certain popular web pages such as, and new functionality to the "right- click menu" of your mouse.  Easy to install and easy to use.


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