Please note: Due to updates to the Library Coronavirus Response plans, the Residential Home Delivery service is suspended until further
Students taking face-to-face classes and/or living within 30 miles of any IUP location can have books delivered to that campus or center. Any articles requested from IUP or through inter-library loan will be delivered to the patron as an electronic PDF.
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
Other key points to remember:
Complete the online application for Residential Delivery Service. To qualify for home delivery, active students must meet the following criteria:
IUP has campuses at:
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.
Request books from IUP Libraries’ collection or other institutions using ILLiad. When submitting your request, enter “Residential Delivery” in the Notes field of the ILLiad request form.
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.
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 according to the UPS standards and shipped through an official UPS drop off location.
Patrons are responsible for the care and timely return of materials once received. Lending librarieswill charge for overdue, damaged and/or lost material. Replacement fees can include replacement cost of the material, processing fees, and overdue
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 at 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.
Carrie Bishop, Distance Learning Librarian1012 Winslow Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767814-938-1381 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth A. Farabaugh, Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad Supervisor102C Stapleton Library724-357-3037 / 724-357-6213 (fax) / email@example.com
As part of IUP’s work to limit the spread of COVID-19, all physical facilities of the IUP Libraries are closed at this time. Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours