E-ZBorrow is getting an EZ-ier interface!

We’re excited to let you know that E-ZBorrow, the service that allows us to borrow over millions of books held at our 50+ partnering institutions is getting a makeover! Soon you will see a new and improved search interface, allowing users to more easily browse, find, and request materials!

Here’s the new interface:

E-Z Borrow Search Interface

When will this happen?

On Thursday, August 12th we will switch over to the new system.

What’s different?

During the initial rollout, you will use your SHU shortname (e.g. bidenjoe) to request materials. Here’s the login screen:

E-Z Borrow Login Screen


What will be the same?

Although the underlying technology is changing, the key benefits of the E-ZBorrow service remain the same. You can still check out books from any one of our 60+ university and research library partners around our region with the same speed, efficiency and convenience that EZBorrow has always provided!

Why the change?

We and our partners have developed a new system that leverages the latest library technology. The system will be more powerful than the current tool we use.

All of this gives you world-class access to library collections that will only improve going forward!

Questions? Contact us!

Although we aim to make this transition as smoothly as possible, we expect there will be questions.  Please reach out to any of our librarians or staff via our chat reference or at our Circulation Desk (973-761-9435 | circulation@shu.edu)!

New document delivery service

Seton Hall University Library is very happy to announce its new document delivery service (called ILLiad – you’ll need to register the first time you use it).  This service provides access to tens of thousands of journal titles beyond our own journal collection and a very fast turn-around time: within 24 hours well over 90% of the time – including bound print journals offered through other cooperating libraries.  The best part is that you can go directly into this service when you search for a journal and find we do not have it – straight from the index you are using (click “Check LinkSource for Full Text”) or even GoogleScholar (under the “more” link in GS you’ll see “Findit@SetonHall” and that will query our holdings).  If we do not have access to the journal, a “Get It” button will appear, and you will use your PirateNet Username and Password to login, and the form will be automatically filled with the correct information.  Hit “send” at the bottom, and you’re done – and less than 24 hours later the article is in your e-mail!  This is an excellent new service for Seton Hall scholars provided by your library, and its faculty and staff.  (And when looking to borrow a book, remember to look in EZ-Borrow first from the Find it – Borrow it link.  It is a fast service too.)