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Interlibrary Loan


 is a quick way to submit an interlibrary loan request.  It enables you to search for and request books directly from libraries of the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), a consortium of 35 research libraries located in the central and western United States.  If the request is not filled through BorrowItNow, it will automatically be processed as a regular interlibrary loan request. Loan period of BorrowItNow items is 12 weeks and no renewal.  

Ways to Access:

1.      Search the catalog directly by clicking on the logo or going directly to BorrowItNow catalog.  

2.     From the UNLV Libraries Catalog, where the logo appears.


Searching BorrowItNow

Enter your search term(s) in the search box (Simple Search) or click on "Advanced Search" to:


  • Search by author, title, subject, keyword, or ISBN
  • Combine multiple search types, e.g. author and title
  • Limit your search to "all of these words," "any of these words," or "this phrase"

Once you click the "Search!" button, BorrowItNow will take a moment to retrieve matches to your search. The "Searching" message and a spinning icon will display.

Click a specific title from the search results to view detailed information and availability.

The message "Searching for sources of this title" will display as BorrowItNow determines the availability of the item at all participating libraries. You may need to scroll down the page to view availability.


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