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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows you to get articles, books, and films that Rohrbach Library does not own from other libraries.
Getting books and articles the library does not own - Using Interlibrary Loan:
If the Library does not have a specific journal article or book, we can get it for you using our interlibrary loan system called Tipasa: Link to Tipasa
Requesting Books and Other Items
If you cannot find a book or other item that you are looking for in our library, use WorldCat to find and request it: https://kutztown.worldcat.org/
Who can use the interlibrary loan service?
Current Kutztown University students, faculty and staff.
Is there a charge for using the interlibrary loan service?
Not to you. The library pays for the costs associated with borrowing and returning items borrowed through our interlibrary loan service.
How long will it take to get my interlibrary loan items?
Books usually take 3 to 7 business days to arrive.
Articles - many article requests arrive within 24 hours, others can take longer.
Many factors can affect the time it takes your requested items to arrive. If you have specific questions about an item, contact the ILL office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 610-683-4158
How long may I keep my interlibrary loan items?
Books - The source library will determine the due date. You can find the due date for your ILL books on the blue sticker on the book's cover.
Articles - Articles are delivered electronically to your Tipasa account. A link to the article will be available in your account for 30 days and can be used to view the article up to 5 times. Print or save the article to access it beyond these limits.