The following information is meant to provide a general overview of the Interlibrary loan services offered to our borrowers at the University Library.
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary loan is a service offered to our students, faculty and staff to help locate and borrow resources that are not held by the University Library. Interlibrary loan allows the University Library to help locate materials and request that they be sent digitally (when available) or by mail to be picked up at one of the University Library's locations.
Who Can Use Interlibrary Loan?
Currently the only eligible individuals able to take advantage of Interlibrary loan are the following
Full Interlibrary Loan Service (includes all Print and Digital):
Students based on or near a physical campus library
Faculty based on a physical campus
Staff based on a physical campus
Digital Interlibrary Loan Services (Copies of Articles/Chapters)
Remote Students (not located near a physical campus)
Remote Faculty (not located near a physical campus)
Remote Staff (not located near a physical campus)
Alumni and Library Guests are unable to take advantage of interlibrary loan.
A Quick Guide on How to Use Interlibrary Loan
Make Sure we Don't Own it!
Find an article, book, or chapter you want to request from database or our catalog.
Locate the "Search for Full-Text" link to see if we own it.
If we don't own it, find the "Login to ILL" Link located in the book/articles catalog record
under the "Check Access" Tag.
Get Ready to Send!
Login using you TCSPP email address and password
Check your request for accuracy.
Select a pickup location (only if you need the full book!)
Click "Submit Request"
Watch your email
Books typically take up to a week to arrive
Articles and chapters usually arrive in your inbox within a few hours to a few days
You will receive an email when your item is ready to read or be picked up
What can we and what can't we request?
We Can Request
We Can't Request
Request journal articles
Request magazine articles
Request a single book chapter*
Request books, if an on-ground student **
Request videos/DVDs, if an on-ground student ***
Request electronic videos or other media
Request whole journal issues
Request psychological testing materials
Request posters presented at a conference
Request an entire book if you're an
Request more than one chapter of a book****
Request a textbook for your class
* We can request both a chapter of a physical book and an eBook
** On-line students are unable to request physical items, unless they are located near one of the Library's locations
*** Media materials are often non-circulating, and we may be unable to full fill the request
**** This is because of copyright restrictions