Residential Delivery for Distance Learners

  • Books that are owned by IUP or requested from another institution through interlibrary loan can be delivered to the residential home address of active students who live further than 15 miles from the IUP Indiana campus and who are not currently enrolled in courses that meet on the IUP Indiana campus. Any articles requested from IUP or through inter-library loan will be delivered to the patron as an electronic PDF.

    Residential Shipping for Distance Learners

    Step 1: Register with ILLiad

    Patrons first must register for the ILLiad service and have a complete, up-to-date mailing address. We cannot accept P.O. boxes for residential delivery.

    When registering with ILLiad, select “Distance Education” as the location. First-time registrants to ILLiad will receive a registration confirmation. If you are already registered in ILLiad, please log in to make sure your address and location are correct and current.

    Other key points to remember:

    • Only your official IUP email can be used when registering.
    • All email communication and notifications are sent to your IUP email account.
    • Once registered, the ILLiad username you create will need to be entered into your application for residential shipping.

    Step 2: Complete Application for Residential Shipping

    Complete the online application. To qualify for home delivery, active students must meet the following criteria:

    • The students is not enrolled in courses that meet on the IUP Indiana campus.
    • The student lives further than 15 miles from the IUP Indiana campus.

    You must complete the application each semester. Do not submit an application until you actually want to request a book. Patrons will receive an email notification when the application has been approved.

    Step 3: Request the book in ILLiad

    Request books from IUP Libraries’ collection or other institutions using the ILLiad book request form. 

    Step 4: Shipping and delivery

    Book loans will be sent to your home address via UPS. You will receive an email notification when the item is processed in ILLiad, and a second email will notify you when the item has shipped. This email will also include the item’s UPS tracking number and return mailing instructions.

    Step 5: Returns and due dates

    The due dates for loaned materials are set when shipped. The due date includes 30 days plus an automatic renewal of an additional 30 days and 14 days transit time. If you need the material longer than this 74-day allowance, contact the ILLiad supervisor for an approved extension, or re-request the item, if applicable.

    When returning the book, use the pre-paid return UPS shipping label provided. No other return shipping method is accepted as the UPS label includes insurance for the item. Returned items must be packaged as per UPS standards. Items must be returned at an official UPS drop-off location.

    Overdue fines, care of materials, and lost/replacement fees

    Patrons are responsible for the care and timely return of materials once received. Lending libraries will charge for overdue, damaged, and/or lost material. Lost replacement fees can include replacement cost of the material, processing fees, and overdue fines. Patrons are responsible for any fees or fines assessed by the lending library. Fines and fees for tuition-paying students will be applied to student accounts by the Bursar. There will be a one-business-day delay before the fines and fees will be transferred. Payment can be made either online through IUP-EasyPay, or at the Bursar window in Clark Hall (cash or money order only). Failure to pay fees and fines through the Bursar will result in holds placed on your account.

    Contact information

    Beth A. Farabaugh
    Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad Supervisor
    102C Stapleton Library
    724-357-6213 (fax)

    Carrie Bishop
    Distance Learning Librarian
    1012 Winslow Street
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767