Welcome to Kutztown University Library's Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (ILL) service. ILL is available to current KU students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
ILL requests are managed in a web-based application named ILLiad.
ILLiad items (books, DVDs, videos, etc.) are checked out for up to 28 days. Only one renewal may be requested; the library which sent the book makes the final determination on renewals. You may request a renewal of an ILL book up to 5 days before it is due back to the library. For assistance, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Staff at 610-683-4745 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Often it is easiest to place your ILL request directly from within the searched database. Look for the "Check for Full Text" link near the article you need; if the Check for Full Text search lists no online access points, you can click the "Request via Interlibrary Loan" link near the bottom of the page and have the article data imported into ILLiad.
If you have a citation in hand, please check to see if the library has access to your article before requesting it via ILL.
Please note: The library will not request the following types of materials: textbooks; material already owned by the Kutztown University library; multiple copies of a title or article; items not yet published.
Check WorldCat - this service covers many library collections worldwide. When you locate an item you want, just click "Request this item via Interlibrary Loan" (see screenshot) If there are only a few copies of a book listed in WorldCat, it is likely that we will be unable to borrow that book for you.
For books and other materials not available using the services listed above, please request through ILLiad.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United State Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified condition is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institutionreserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Interlibrary Loan Service/Document Delivery Tools
WorldCat Search - Search for books
ILLiad - Request books, articles and other materials
Log on with your KU email address and password to request and track interlibrary loan items.