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Library

Interlibrary Loan Policies

When I-Share doesn’t have what you’re looking for, request books and media from a variety of sources using Tipasa.

Tipasa for books and media not available through I-Share

  • Place requests by using Tipasa
  • Loan periods for books vary, usually 3 weeks with 1 renewal
  • Loan periods for media (if available) vary, usually 1 week with no renewal
  • Required textbooks may not be requested
  • Allow 1-3 weeks for book or media requests to arrive
  • Tipasa requests are processed MondayFriday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Students in off-campus programs at other institutions should use the libraries of those institutions for interlibrary loan needs.  We may be able to accommodate exceptions on a case-by-cases basis.  Please refer any questions to Michael Karsten, Coordinator of Interlibrary Loan
  • Unlimited requesting of books allowed; however only 6 requests per patron per day will be processed during peak times
  • Please note that requests for recreational reading, viewing, or listening cannot always be satisfied and will take lower priority than requests for material needed for research and scholarship

Tipasa for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

  • Place requests by using Tipasa
  • Most articles will be delivered electronically via links sent through email
  • Many articles will be delivered within 1 week of being requested
  • Tipasa requests are processed MondayFriday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Copyright restrictions permit only 1 article per journal issue per patron per year; requests for exceptions should be referred to Cory Stevens, Head of Public Services
  • Aside from the copyright restrictions above, unlimited requesting of articles allowed; however only 6 requests per patron per day will be processed during peak times