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Interlibrary Loan

Request books & articles not owned by Rohrbach Library

Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan Service/Document Delivery

Quick Links: ILLiad | ILL Tools | WorldCat | Article Request

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 a web-based application named ILLiad.

Loan Terms

ILLiad items (books, DVDs, videos, etc.) are checked out for up to 28 days. Only one renewal may be requested; the library which sent the book makes the final determination on renewals. You may request a renewal of an ILL book up to 5 days before it is due back to the library. For assistance, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Staff at 610-683-4745 or email: kupill@kutztown.edu

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 points, you can click the "Request via Interlibrary Loan" link near the bottom of the page and have the article data imported into ILLiad.

If you have a citation in hand, please check to see if the library has access to your article before requesting it via ILL.

  • Check the e-journal search site
    1. Search for the journal title (not the article's title)
    2. Verify the year of your citation is within the date ranges indicated
    3. If an "Article" link is present, this should go directly to the article
    4. If a "Journal" link is present, this will allow online browsing of available issues
    5. If a "Database" link is present, use this to search the database which should have access to the article
  • Request using the Article Form in ILLiad - the article will be scanned and sent to you electronically

Requesting Books and Other Items

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 ILLiad. ILLiad sequentially asks five libraries that own the item to loan it to us for you. Since each library has two days to respond before the request is transferred to the next library, the turn-around time could be as long as 10 days.

Please note: The library will not request the following types of materials: textbooks; material already owned by the Kutztown University library; multiple copies of a title or article; items not yet published.

  1. Double-check the catalog  to confirm whether or not the KU Library owns the book.
  2. 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 likely that we will be unable to borrow that book for you.
  3. For books and other materials not available using the services listed above, please request through ILLiad.


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 institutionreserves 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

Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

ILLiad - Request books, articles and other materials

Log on with your KU email address and password to request and track interlibrary loan items.


Interlibrary loan guidelines

Contact Info

Email: kupill@kutztown.edu

Phone: 610-683-4158

Hours: M - F, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Staff: Karen Colburn, Interlibrary Loan Technician, 610-683-4158, colburn@kutztown.edu