E-ZBorrow Service has been the keystone service of the PALCI Consortium for 15 years.  It is an expedited interlibrary loan service that allows students, faculty, and staff at the participating institutions to discover and borrow books and other library materials from 52 college and university member libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia.  A well-known, highly-regarded service, E-ZBorrow sends requests to lending libraries automatically without involving library staff.  The materials are then delivered to the home library of the requestor in 3-5 business days through the Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania.  Academic libraries of all sizes count on E-ZBorrow to give its users easy-to-use access to PALCI members’ unique collections.   

Contact PALCI staff for more information about this indispensable library service.

 PALCI RapidILL & RapidR Pod

Rapid Access Processing & Information Delivery is an innovative, fast, and very cost-effective resource sharing system managed by the Colorado State University Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Department. PALCI Members have an active group (pod) using the system to deliver journal articles and book chapters to the requestor's desktop usually within a few hours. Additionally PALCI offers RapidR, a Rapid service for returnable items.

Contact PALCI staff to join the PALCI RapidILL Pod today!

 Electronic Resources

Below is a listing of the electronic resource offerings available through PALCI. For information on how to subscribe, contact Jill Morris.

  • Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online Build by Choice (AVON) 
  • AAAS Science journals
  • American Mathematical Society's MathSciNet
  • Annual Reviews Sciences, Biomedical/Life Sciences, Economics Collections
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
  • BioOne
  • Bowker Books In Print
  • Gale
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library & Computer Society Digital Library
  • NYTimes.com via Center for Research Libraries (CRL) national license
  • ProQuest EthnicNewsWatch/GenderWatch
  • Reprints Desk
  • Royal Society of Chemistry GOLD
  • Wiley Online Library - complete frontfile subscription and backfile perpetual purchase


  • ProQuest - PALCI-wide Ebook Central Subscription + Philadelphia Inquirer & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Historic Archive Perpetual Purchase Bundle 
  • EBSCO - eBooks on EBSCO Subscription + Digital Magazine Archive Bundle
  • JSTOR - Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions (backfile only) + Discounts on DDA programs