Interlibrary Loan

  • Because IUP Libraries cannot possibly own all of the materials needed by its patrons, 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:

    Need help with these steps? Call 724-357-3006, IUP Libraries Reference Desk!  

    Requesting Books: PALCI (Faculty, Student, or Staff Only)

    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 (Faculty, Student, or Staff Only)

    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 (Faculty, Student, or Staff Only)

    Occasionally, you may find an item you want to request that is only available in the collections at a different campus or center (for example, if you are a student at the Punxsutawney campus and would like to borrow a book from our Indiana campus). 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

    Beth Farabaugh, ILLIAD/Borrowing Supervisor,

    Bobbie Zapor, PALCI/Lending Supervisor,