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Welcome to Kutztown University Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
ILL is available to current KU students, faculty, staff, and administrators. ILL requests are managed in our web-based application, Tipasa.
Interlibrary Loan items (books, DVDs, videos, etc.) are usually checked out for 28 days. The lending library may set a longer loan period and may allow or disallow renewals at their discretion. You may request a renewal of an ILL item before the item's due date. After the due date, items may not be renewed. For assistance, please contact Interlibrary Loan at 610-683-4158 or email@example.com
The easiest way to place your article request is to do so directly from within the searched database. Look for the "Check for Full Text" link near the article you need; if the 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.
If you have a citation in hand, please check to see if the library has access to your article before requesting it via ILL. If you need assistance, please contact the ILL office.
Check the e-journal search site
When the library does not own an item, we provide easy ways to request it. WorldCat searches across library collections worldwide and requests items via Tipasa. Tipasa asks libraries that owns the item to loan it to us for your use. The turnaround time for books and other loanable items is from 3-7 business days. Items which are more difficult to find or are in high demand may take longer.
Please note: Interlibrary Loan will not request the following types of materials:
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 institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Log on with your KU email address and password to request and track interlibrary loan items.
Hours: M - F: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Staff: Karen Colburn, Interlibrary Loan & Periodicals, 610-683-4158, firstname.lastname@example.org
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