The library is continuing to provide ILL borrowing services for all RIC students, faculty & staff who need materials for their research/studies. We do want to make our patrons aware, however, that there may be delays in obtaining materials. Many libraries are not currently providing physical items or scanning of print materials since they are closed due to the COVID-19 virus and quarantines. Many libraries are working remotely and are only able to provide articles from their electronic databases. We will attempt to fill as many requests as possible but please be patient. Please direct any questions to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Borrowing Services 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.
To place a request not available via the library catalog or a database:
The new ILL system (Tipasa) will allow you to:
Adams Library Room 305
Access Services Supervisor/Interlibrary Loan
Information Services Technician/Interlibrary Loan
Access Services Manager
Interlibrary Loan General Inquiries:
Borrowing Services Desk Number: