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Borrowing Beyond Trico

  • Request journal articles or book chapters via Interlibrary Loan. These materials are delivered electronically.
  • Request print books and other physical loan materials via EZ-Borrow (books only) or Interlibrary Loan (for books and items that are not available from EZ- Borrow).
  • Use the Suggest a Purchase form if you think the libraries should add a particular item to the collection.

Please email with any questions. 


Who may use this service?

Swarthmore College faculty, students, and staff may borrow beyond the Tri-College Libraries. Other patrons with OneCards, including alumni, and faculty or staff partners are not eligible to use EZ-Borrow or Interlibrary Loan.


Use your Swarthmore credentials (email address) to place requests.

Interlibrary Loan

First-time users need to create an account using their Swarthmore credentials before placing a request.


Return materials at any circulation desk or via outdoor drop boxes.

Policies for External Libraries

Find answers to your questions about what we will lend, loan periods, and other details.