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.
Interlibrary Loan items (books, DVDs, videos, etc.) are checked out for up to 28 days. Only one renewal may be requested. The lending library makes the final determination on renewals. You may request a renewal of an ILL item up to 5 days before it is due back to the library. For assistance, please contact Interlibrary Loan at 610-683-4158 or 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, 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.
Please note: Interlibrary Loan will not request the following types of materials:
Textbooks. ILL consults a list of textbook publishers and compares the requested item to this list. We also rely on Amazon item information to assist in the identification of textbooks before ordering. If you are having trouble obtaining your textbooks, you may also consult with your professor regarding Open Educational Resources (OER) for use in class.
eBooks or streaming audio/video (all e-media is currently ineligible for Interlibrary Loan). If you would like to request the purchase of an e-book for the library's collection, you can make a request here.
Material already owned by the Kutztown University library
Multiple copies of a title or article
Items not yet published.
Kindles, e-Readers, and other tablet devices. If you require the use of a Kindle, many are available for loan from Rohrbach Library's Circulation.department. Click here to suggest Kindle titles for library purchase.
Items in defunct formats. The library does not own the technology required to view or utilize film or audio reels. If you have access to the available technology elsewhere, please state so on your request and we will review it.
Check WorldCat - this service covers many library collections worldwide. When you locate an item you want, just click "Interlibrary Loan." If there are only a few copies of a book listed in WorldCat, it is unlikely that we will be unable to obtain that item.
For books and other materials not available using the services listed above, please request through Tipasa.
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.
Interlibrary Loan Service/Document Delivery Tools
WorldCat Search - Search for books
Tipasa - Request books, articles and other materials
Log on with your KU email address and password to request and track interlibrary loan items.