Use the IUP Library to find books to complete research assignments, borrow textbooks instead of buying, and even enjoy some leisure reading. IUP Libraries is commited to providing distance learners with access to our print and electronic book collection. The tools listed below will provide access to these materials.
As a distance learner, the easiest way to use books from IUP is through the libraries' e-book collection. The video below will show you how to find e-books in the IUP collection.
Remember, when accessing e-books from off-campus, you will need to sign in with your IUP username and password.
In order to access IUP Libraries' resources from off-campus, you'll need to log in using your IUP username and password. When you click on, for example, a database or e-book link, you will be taken to the KLN PASS page. Click on the IUP logo.
Sign in with your IUP username and password (just like you would to access MyIUP).
The IUP Libraries' are also committed to providing distance learners with methods for accessing the print materials in our collection. The video below will show you how to search for print books in the IUP collection.
There are several ways you can use the libraries closest to you to find the books you need.
1. As an IUP student, you can borrow books from other libraries in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the State Library in Harrisburg using your ICard. If you live near one of these libraries, this could be a great option for you.
2. Worldcat.org provides free online searching of library collections throughout the world. By searching WorldCat for the books you need, you'll discover if any libraries close to you, public or academic, own the materials.
3. While your local public library may not have the books you need in their collection, the librarians and staff there can help you request the book from another library using a process called Inter-Library Loan. The book will then be delivered to you at your local library for you to pick up and use.