Steps for borrowing books & journal articles and a listing of local library catalogs are below. For more information, see our Interlibrary Loan Services and Policies.


  1. Check Dickinson College library catalog. Not there?
  2. Log into PALCI E-ZBorrow. Search for the book, and submit your request. Not there?
  3. Search WorldCat and use ILLiad* link. Requests tend to be slower than E-ZBorrow, 7-9 days from request to delivery on average.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Search by Journal title in the Journals & Newspapers List
  2. Use the ILLiad* link or the "Get It" button or "Borrow this item from another library." Most requests for articles are filled through RapidILL, an unmediated article delivery service. The average delivery time for articles filled through RapidILL are within 14 hours from request. Articles not received from a lending library in electronic format will be mailed to your campus address.

Films - Available to Faculty Only

  1. Check Dickinson College library catalog. Not there?
  2. Search WorldCat and use ILLiad* link. Library staff will make every effort to obtain your request before your need by date; however, we cannot guarantee delivery.

*ILLiad Login Information

ILLiad requires the creation of a username and password, which is separate from your campus network login. From the ILLiad login page, click on First Time Users to register.

Other Library Catalogs

ACLCP: List of links to the online catalogs of the twenty-two academic and research libraries that make up the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania.

WorldCat: Catalog of books and websites by other colleges or universities worldwide. WorldCat database tip: Always search in PALCI E-ZBorrow for your book, before using the direct link to ILLiad! Your request may be cancelled if the title is available through E-ZBorrow.

Bosler Memorial Library, Cumberland County Library System.

U.S. Army War College Library & Archives: Located in Carlisle, this is a graduate level special academic library.

Dickinson School of Law: Located in Carlisle, this library supports a wide range of legal study and scholarship.

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