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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Office borrows materials from and lends materials to other libraries in the United States and many other countries.

Submitting a Request

Logon:
  • Logon using your SSO ID number and your password. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Interlibrary Loan (TJL) office at (314)516-5066.
  • Choose your notification/delivery preference from the drop-down menus. Allow an extra 2-3 days for mailed items.
  • Ensure we have the information needed to contact you according to your preference.
  • Items marked with red asterisks indicate information is required.
Requesting Materials:
  • Select which type of material you want to request (i.e. book, photocopy, etc.).
  • If you have multiple requests, you can repeat the process without logging out of the site.
  • Fill in as much information as you have. Incomplete citations may delay processing.
  • Enter the source of your citation in the "Where did you learn about this item?" field (e.g. PsycInfo, Biological Abstracts, web site, etc.).
  • Add a note in the "Where citation is found" field if you have any special requests or questions.
  • Log off when you are finished making requests.
Notes:
  • Microfilm and materials marked "Library Use Only" will be stored in the Interlibrary Loan office where you can request to use them during library hours.
  • Lending libraries have different policies concerning book chapters. Some libraries will copy chapters while others will simply lend us the book.

Retrieving a Requested Item

Books must be picked up at the Public Service Desk in the library.

Articles:  To open the files sent to you via Tipasa, you will need a PDF viewer installed on your computer. Macs running OS X already have a viewer installed.  If you need software to open PDF files, click on the link below to download a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Logging on and Downloading Your Document(s):

  • You will receive an email notifying you that the materials you requested are available
  • Logon to Tipasa using your SSO ID and your password
  • Under the View menu select "Electronically Received Articles" to view your documents
  • IMPORTANT: Documents will be available for 30 days from the date of posting as indicated by the "Expires" column. We strongly recommend that you print or save a copy of the document prior to the expiration date
  • You can delete a document by clicking the "Delete" column at the end of the transaction line
  • Log off when you are finished with your Tipasa session.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (314) 516-5066.