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-Chapel Hill 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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