We offer interlibrary loan services to university students, faculty, and staff to obtain materials that are not available in our collections.

Requesting Books: PALCI

  1. Check our Online Catalog to determine whether IUP owns the book or item locally, and whether it is available.
  2. If the book or item you want is not owned by IUP, or is currently checked out, use PALCI E-ZBorrow to submit a request for the item. Most requests submitted through PALCI are received within one week. Please note: electronic books cannot be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan.

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.

Important Information

  • Interlibrary loan services are only available to IUP students, faculty, and staff.
  • If the item you want to request is owned by IUP and is available, your interlibrary loan request will not be filled–make sure to check our collections first!
  • For more information about Interlibrary Loan, please consult the FAQ.

Getting Help

  • Check out our Requesting Articles and Requesting Books tutorial videos to learn more about placing Interlibrary Loan requests. 
  • Ask a Librarian for help checking our collections for materials, using the interlibrary loan request systems, or for any other assistance you need with our interlibrary loan services.

Interlibrary Loan Department Personnel

Beth Farabaugh, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, 724-357-3037 / farabaug@iup.edu


Notice About Copyright

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions 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 or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.