For information on library services during Fall 2020 go to our COVID 19 guide
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 our web-based application, Tipasa.
Log into your ILL account here.
Create and submit an ILL request for each Rohrbach Library item needed (1 title per request, please, but items will be shipped together).
Complete the address fields in the request, as we will ship materials to the address you specify. Please note that UPS does not ship to P.O. boxes.
ILL staff are on-site THURSDAYS to process and pack materials.
Packages will be picked up by UPS on FRIDAYS.
A prepaid UPS return label will be included with each shipment.
At this time, items that are only available in physical formats are not obtainable through KU ILL. Widespread closures have limited the availability of both on-site staff and materials. While we make every attempt to procure requested items in electronic formats, it will not be possible in all cases.
We can provide copies from our physical collections and databases, and we continue to request digital copies for your use from other libraries. Copies requested from print or microform (film, fiche, card) sources not owned by KU are generally unavailable at this time.
Some delays are to be expected due to the challenges faced by all affected institutions which have transitioned to providing ILL services remotely. We are working in collaboration with our ILL partners to provide seamless, quick turnaround in support of our users' information needs.
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 queries libraries that own 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.
Staff: Karen Colburn, Interlibrary Loan, Periodicals & Cataloging
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for assistance.
ILL staffing has been adjusted to accommodate additional roles. As I am frequently away from the office, email guarantees a much quicker reply. Thank you.
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