UBorrow is a service offered by Florida’s public state university and college system libraries. It allows eligible patrons to borrow materials directly from any participating library when the materials are not available at the patron’s home library.

Participating Institutions

The Florida UBorrow service is one way to obtain books and materials from libraries in Florida.

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Ordering and Pick-up

Please see the step by step instructions to submit your request

After you order an item through UBorrow, it usually takes an average of 5 business days to arrive. You will be notified by email that your book has arrived and where it can be picked up. Your pick-up location cannot be changed once you submit your request, but you can choose a different pick-up location on your next request. Pick-up locations include Library West, Marston Science Library, Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Education Library, and the Health Science Center Library. Each library has its own hours of operation, so keep that in mind when choosing a pick-up location.

A valid Gator1 ID or driver’s license will be required in order for you to pick up your item. If you cannot physically be present, you may use a proxy to pick up on your behalf. Please see the Proxy Borrower Policy for more information.

Renew or Return

The normal checkout period for a UBorrow item is 60 days, but you can usually get a one-time renewal for an additional 30 days. Log in to My Library Card to renew your UBorrow items. UBorrow items should be returned to the circulation desk where you picked up the item.

If you choose to keep the book past the due date, or the item is lost or damaged, you will be responsible for fines and fees. For more information, see the Overdue Fines Policy and the Lost Item Replacement Policy that also apply to UBorrow books.

Find Books and More Beyond Florida's Borders

If you're unable to find the item you're searching for using UBorrow, our Interlibrary Loan service can broaden your search with access to libraries nationwide and worldwide!

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