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Student Services

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loans are requests for books, articles, book chapters, CDs and DVDs that are not available through the James P. Adams Library or James P. Adams Library journal list  or available from a HELIN consortium library.

Interlibrary loan is available to current students, faculty and staff. Alumni and community members should visit their local public library for service.

It generally takes 1 to 2 weeks for the requested material to arrive. Please note when charges apply they will be passed along to the requester. See Interlibrary Loan Policies.

Books or other physical materials will be available for pick up at the Adams Library circulation desk. You will get an email or text message notifying you that the ILL material is ready to be picked up.

Articles and book chapters will be delivered as PDF files to your Tipasa Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account. You will receive an email or text message notifying you when article/book chapter is ready to view. To access the article/book chapter, login to your Tipasa ILL account. Please note that the PDF file is only accessible for 30 days or 5 views. If you want to keep it, you must save it to your personal device.

Changes to Interlibrary Loan System

The new ILL system (Tipasa) will allow you to:

  • Place interlibrary loan requests
  • Track your requests
  • Check your due dates
  • A link to the article/book chapter will be available via your Tipasa ILL account for 30 days or 5 views. If you want to keep it, you must save it to your personal device.
  • To receive notifications, you need to enable email or text message updates once you login to your Tipasa account and open Communication Preferences.

Tipasa Communication Preferences

 

To place a request not available via the library catalog or a database:

Tipasa Create Request

  • You can fill out an article, book, or audio/visual request form.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form

  • Fill in the required item information.
  • Confirm your “My Contact Information”
  • Then click “Submit Request”