Borrowing From Other Libraries

For more information on our interlibrary loan policies: ILL policy.


Steps on borrowing books & journal articles, and a listing of local library catalogs:


1) Check Dickinson College library catalog Not there?

2) Log into PALCI-EZborrow Simple & Fast, 3-5 days from request to delivery on average. Use before ILLiad.

3) Search WorldCat and use ILLiad link. Requests tend to be slower than EZborrow, 7-9 days from request to delivery on average.

Journal Articles

1) Search by Journal title in Journal Locator

2) Use ILLiad link or use "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.

Other Library Catalogs

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

Catalog of books and websites by other colleges or universities worldwide.

Bosler Free Library
The Cumberland County Library System.

U.S. Army War College
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.

WorldCat database tip: Always search in EZ-Borrow/PALCI for your book, before using the direct link to ILLiad! Your request may be cancelled if the title is available through EZ-Borrow.


Questions about your ILL request? email


update 2/11