Carolina BLU

Welcome to the delivery service that Brings the Library to You (BLU)!

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  • Request books for campus delivery. Learn More.
  • Request articles from UNC Libraries for electronic delivery. Learn More.
  • Recall books currently checked out.
  • Request books from storage / Library Service Center.

Carolina BLU services are limited to current UNC students, faculty, and staff. Service options may vary depending on your affiliation.

1. Create an account

Carolina BLU uses the existing InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) service to request materials from other campus libraries. If you already have an InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) account, you will also use it for the on-campus delivery service.

Create an Interlibrary Loan account to get started.

2. Submit your Request

Once you’ve created an account, simply login and submit the appropriate request form.

You can also request an item directly from the catalog. Look for the truck icon request campus delivery in the UNC Catalog and the Search TRLN (combined Central, Duke, State, UNC) Catalog.

3. Track Your Request

Login to your Carolina BLU account and click on “outstanding requests.”

Renew Items

For books from UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries, login to your My Library Account

For books from non-UNC Chapel Hill libraries (books with yellow paper sleeve), login to your Interlibrary Loan account.

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