Q. Can I request a book from another library?
Books not owned by the library can be requested using ILLiad or E-ZBorrow (for Pennsylvania users). See our Requesting Books page for instructions. Search the Library Catalog for PCOM holdings before requesting a book through ILLiad or E-ZBorrow. Please note that textbooks are not available for interlibrary loan.
Pennsylvania users have a self-service option in E-ZBorrow. Log in to the PALCI catalog with your PCOM Library ID number.
You can find your PCOM Library ID number on the back of your PCOM ID card. Your Library ID number consists of four zeroes and the final five digits on the back of your PCOM ID (see below).
For PCOM IDs issued prior to Summer 2014, your Library ID number consists of four zeroes and the first five digits on the back of your PCOM ID (see below).
If you have any trouble logging on, call the Circulation Desk at 215-871-6470 and a staff member will verify that your Library ID number is correct in the system.