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Pronto, UBorrow, ILL… Oh, My!

Monday, February 6th, 2012 | Posted in Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | Comments Off on Pronto, UBorrow, ILL… Oh, My!

You’ve probably heard about the book and article delivery services available at the Main Library.  But, did you know that these services also are available at the FMHI Research Library?  Students, faculty and staff affiliated with the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences can request materials through InterLibrary Loan, UBorrow or Pronto and pick them up at FMHI.

By using InterLibrary Loan (ILL),  you can request materials that are not available at the FMHI Research Library.  If there’s a book, book chapter or journal article that you’ve come across in your research and would like to see in person, fill out the request form available after you sign in at http://www.lib.usf.edu/ill/.   Need to know which items can’t be requested?  Visit http://www.lib.usf.edu/ill/about/.

UBorrow functions similarly, except that you’ll make the request through the State University Libraries (of Florida’s) catalogue.  When you conduct a search in the USF Libraries catalogue, you may see a note at the top of your results indicating that [X Number] of items may be requested through UBorrow.  If you click the link, you’ll arrive at the State University Libraries’ catalogue, at which point you can request materials that aren’t available at the USF Libraries.

Even though ILL and UBorrow are quick, they’re not Pronto. Pronto is a delivery service that provides direct-to-office drop-off for USF faculty.  Per week, faculty may request up to 20 journal articles, books or media items owned by the Main Library.  Pronto requests may be made by signing in here.

Need more info?  Contact Librarian Tomaro Taylor.


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