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PSY 270: Interlibrary Loan

Research resources for Psychology

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows you to get articles, books, and films that Rohrbach Library does not own from other libraries.

ILL Essentials



M - F, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Karen Colburn,
Interlibrary Loan Technician

RL 100-B

Interlibrary Loan Webpage:

Interlibrary Loan Services

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 Articles

  • 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, you can click the "Request via Interlibrary Loan" link near the bottom of the page and have the article data imported into Tipasa
  • Or, you can request an article using the Article Request Form: Tipasa Article Request Form

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:

Interlibrary Loan FAQ

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:   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.