Get Items Not in the State Library
The State Library of
PA provides interlibrary loan service to Pennsylvania state government
employees. Commonwealth employees may
make interlibrary loan requests through their agency library or by contacting a
State Library reference librarian. (phone: 717-783-5950)
State employees may
use E-ZBorrow to request books not available in the
State Library Catalog. E-ZBorrow is
a direct book borrowing program that eligible Pennsylvania Commonwealth
employees may use to request books from over 68 academic libraries in the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI). Eligible Commonwealth
employees include those holding current State Library cards; PA State System of
Higher Education (PASSHE) faculty and staff; and interns and consultants
working for the Commonwealth.
your 14-digit State Library card number in the Patron ID box and click the
you know the name of the exact title or author enter it in the box and hit
search. If you are not sure what you are looking for click on “Advanced
Search”. Add terms to the boxes for what you are searching for such as author
or title. Make sure you pick the appropriate choice for looking for a phrase.
results will be listed. Click on the title you want. Remember that only books
will circulate with this service, not journal articles or electronic resources.
you see “SLPENN” as one of the results means that the State Library owns the
item. You may call the State Library Reference phone number (717-783-5950) and
the staff will see that the book is pulled for you. You may then pick it up at
the Main Circulation desk – Forum Room 102.
placing a request select “Circulation” as the pickup location (it is your only
choice). You may also add a note if you wish only a certain edition or a volume
out of a multi-volume set. The system automatically defaults to the email
address on file. You may check the status of your request(s) at any time by
clicking on the “My Account” button on the top of the Advanced Search page.
- To renew books, select the Account Info
tab in the State Library Catalog/Primo.
are available for pick up at the Main Circulation Desk in Room 102 in the Forum
Building at Commonwealth Avenue & Walnut Street. Books are loaned for 28
days, with one renewal period of 28 days.
you have questions, please call the Circulation desk at 717-787-3169
Looking for a journal article or a book not found in E-ZBorrow?
For additional information, please contact:
Interlibrary loan phone: (717) 787-4130