Carolina BLU

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Carolina BLU is UNC’s delivery service. To get started:

Step 1 – Create an account (UNC Faculty, Students, and Staff only).

Carolina BLU uses the InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) service to request materials from other campus libraries.
For UNC Faculty, Students, and Staff:

  • If you already have an InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) account, you will also use it for the on-campus delivery service.
  • Otherwise, create an Interlibrary Loan account to begin.

For UNC Library Borrower Card holders (non-affiliated users):

  • No ILLiad account is needed, just proceed to the Request a Book form
  • You will need to know your UNC Library Borrowers Card number to place requests

Step 2 – Submit your request.

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

Book Request Form Article Request Form

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

Step 3 – Track your request.

Login to your Carolina BLU account and click on “outstanding requests” to track your request’s progress.

To renew items:

For books from UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries or TRLN Direct, login to your My Library Account.

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

*Carolina BLU services are limited to current UNC students, faculty, and staff. Service options may vary depending on your affiliation. North Carolina residents with a borrower’s card and registered borrowers from another University have some requesting options via this form.

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Book Request FAQ  |  Article Request FAQ