Interlibrary Loan

  • 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.

    To use our interlibrary loan services, follow the Submit 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.

    Items from IUP Regional Campuses

    Occasionally, you may find an item you want to request that is only available in the collections at one of our regional campuses, such as Punxsutawney. In that situation, please use the ILLIAD system to submit the request. 

    Please Remember

    If the item you want to request 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.

    Interlibrary Loan Department Personnel

    Michele Corcoran, ILLIAD/Borrowing Supervisor,

    Beth Farabaugh, PALCI/Lending Supervisor,