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Borrow From Other Libraries

EZBorrow is a free service used to search and request books and other media (DVDs, CDs, etc.) from academic libraries in Pennsylvania and several surrounding states. We advise our students and staff to use this system when Gumberg Library does not have the item they are searching for. If the item you need is not available through EZBorrow, we recommend you try ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan)

 
Search for print books from 50+ member libraries
Request print books through EZBorrow using your MultiPass username and password
EZBorrow items check out for 18 weeks. No renewals granted.
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ILLiad is a free service used to search and request articles, book chapters, music scores, media, dissertations, and more from libraries not only in the Pennsylvania region, but from around the world. We advise our students and staff to use this system when Gumberg Library and EZBorrow do not have the item they are searching for. 

 
Request articles, book chapters, music scores, media, dissertations, and more!
Check the status of your requests
Download electronically received articles and book chapters
ILLiad items check out for a minimum of 8 weeks. No renewals granted.
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Materials Borrowed from Other Libraries 
EZBorrow Materials 16 weeks No renewals
ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) Materials 8 weeks No renewals 

 

In-Person Visits to Other Libraries

Duquesne Center for Legal Information (DCLI) Law Library

  • Members of the Duquesne University community must present valid university identification cards to borrow material(s). 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Specialized Collections of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary

  • This Special Library is housed in a seminarian residential building and is not accessible outside of normal business hours to non-residents. Duquesne University students, staff, & faculty with a current DU ID are warmly encouraged to use this collection but it is imperative that you email or call first to ensure that someone will be available to give access into the building. 
  • Visitors are welcome to make use of the library during evenings as well as weekends. 
  • For access to the Rare Book Room, you must make prior arrangements with Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of Information Services.
    • Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius
    • 3605 Perrysville Avenue
    • Pittsburgh, PA  15214
    • 412-321-8383, ext. 23
    • scollins@bcs.edu  
  • To ensure access, before you go, be sure to stop by the Gumberg Library 4th Floor Front Desk with your current Duquesne University ID and complete a borrowing form!

Barbour Library at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

  • Duquesne University students, staff, & faculty with a current DU ID are welcome to use the Barbour Library general collection and library facilities.
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's special collections and archives can be accessed by appointment only. Please email Mark Russell to schedule a visit.
  • For library hours, location, and borrowing privileges, please visit the Barbour Library website. For additional information, call 412.924.1354 during our hours of operation.
  • To ensure access, before you go, be sure to stop by the Gumberg Library 4th Floor Front Desk with your current Duquesne University ID and complete a borrowing form!

Trinity School for Ministry Library

  • Duquesne University students, staff, & faculty with a current DU ID are welcome to use this collection. You will need to present your current DU ID, so be sure to take it with you.
  • For library hours, location, and borrowing privileges, please visit the Trinity Library website.
  • To ensure access, before you go, be sure to stop by the Gumberg Library 4th Floor Front Desk with your current Duquesne University ID and complete a borrowing form!

OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program (ORFBP)

  • Duquesne University current faculty are eligible to participate in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program (ORFBP). 
  • Before you go:
    • Check if the university you are visiting participates: list of OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program participants
    • Stop by the Gumberg Circulation Desk with your current Duquesne University ID 
    • We will issue you an ORFBP card after verifying:
      • you are current faculty and
      • your Gumberg Library account is in good standing.  
  • Once issued your ORFBP card, be sure to take it and your Duquesne University ID with you to the partner lending library.

PALCI Reciprocal On-Site Borrowing Program

  • Before you go to a library participating the PALCI Reciprocal Borrowing Program:
    • Check the library-specific policies for the library you plan to visit: full list of participating libraries
      • Note: Not all participating libraries lend to students, staff, and faculty equally. 
    • Print this form or pick one up at the Gumberg 4th Floor Front Desk,
    • Have an authorized Gumberg Library staff member complete it in-person or submit via email at ask@duq.libanswers.com
    • Take it and your DU ID to the partner library to ensure access to their collections.