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Library Resources: Interlibrary Loan Policy

Interlibrary Loan Policy: Students, Employees, and Community Members

South Florida State College participates in the interlibrary loan program, which allows patrons to request materials from other libraries when the materials are not readily available at our main or branch campuses.

All currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and community members may request materials through interlibrary loan.

Submitting Requests

SFSC students and employees may request materials by contacting the Reference Desk by phone, 784-7304, or via email SFSC-Library@southflorida.edu. Requests can also be made from the catalog using UBorrow.

Community Patrons and students enrolled at other institutions should contact their local library first. SFSC reference desk will provide additional assistance, if needed.

Active Transactions

The amount of active ILL transactions is limited by patron status. A request is considered active from the time it is made until the material arrives back at the lending library.

SFSC students may have 5 active requests

SFSC employees may have Unlimited active requests; however, discretion is advised.

Students enrolled in other institutions, including distance learning may have 3 active requests.

Community patrons may have 2 active requests.

Delivery and Renewal of Materials

Generally, interlibrary loan materials are delivered to the Reference Desk within 7 business days, excluding weekends and holidays.

Patrons are notified upon arrival of materials by phone or email. Materials are held for 7 business days at the Reference desk.

If the item is unclaimed by the end of the 7th day, it will be sent back to the lending library. Leaving a message constitutes notification; therefore, patrons should make sure that the SFSC reference desk has their current phone number or email address.

Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library. Patrons are responsible for lost materials or late fees.

ILL Request: Using UBorrow

Initiating a UBorrow request requires a login (SFSC students, Employees). Use your Borrower ID and PIN/Password to log into SFSC catalog or sign in through Panther Central.


Once you are logged in, type your search terms into the search box. Click on the link to the left of .

This will take you into the UBorrow site. A results list will be generated, similar to the catalog, and you may also see which college/university has the item by clicking Show All Locations.  Once you find the item click on . A new window will prompt you to initiate the request by selecting Place Request