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Faculty Guide: Interlibrary Loan

This guide includes links to information useful for IUP teaching faculty.


It is an unfortunate truth that no modern library can possibly own all of the materials its patrons might need. However, we are dedicated to providing you with access to the materials you need to support your scholarly and professional activities. As part of this commitment, we offer interlibrary loan services to university students, faculty, and staff to obtain materials that are not available in our collections.

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Interlibrary Loan Department Personnel

Blaine Knupp, Public Services Librarian,

Michele Corcoran, ILLIAD/Borrowing Supervisor,

Beth Farabaugh, PALCI/Lending Supervisor,

Interlibrary Loan

To use our interlibrary loan services, follow the steps below:

Requesting Books: PALCI

  1. Check our Online Catalog to determine whether IUP owns the book or item locally, and whether it is available to view or check out.
  2. If the book or item you want is not owned by IUP, use PALCI E-ZBorrow to submit a request for the item. Most requests submitted through PALCI are received within one week.

Requesting Articles: ILLIAD

  1. Check the E-Journal Portal and the Online Catalog to determine whether the article can be found in IUP's collections, either as a print article or in electronic form.
  2. If the article is not available in IUP's collections, use ILLIAD to submit a request for the article.

Please note: if the item is owned by IUP and is available, your interlibrary loan request will not be filled, so it is important to verify whether you can obtain the item at IUP before submitting your request. If you have trouble checking our collections for the item you want to borrow, please contact the Reference Desk for assistance.

For more information about Interlibrary Loan, please consult the FAQ.

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