Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (ILL) service is available to current Ship students, faculty, staff, and administrators. ILL requests are managed in our web-based application: ILLiad.
ILLiad items are checked out for up to 28 days. Only one renewal may be requested; the library which loaned us the book makes the final determination on renewals. You may request a renewal of an ILL book from 5 days before through 5 days after it is due back to the library.
A request is considered "active" until the item is delivered to the library. If you need to place more requests than these, please consult with a librarian at the Information Desk before submitting your requests.
The system will issue a TEMPORARY due date. Check status after 2-3 days to see assigned due date from lending institution.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United State Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified condition 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 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.
For more detail, see our
Copyright and Fair Use Guide
Shippensburg University libraries’ interlibrary loan services are provided to all students, faculty, and staff to support their educational and research needs, as well as for limited personal enrichment. Interlibrary loan resources are available to supplement resources already available at the Lehman and Luhrs libraries, and to supplement the required readings already assigned and purchased by students for their courses.
Shippensburg University libraries will not knowingly order any edition of a required textbook through interlibrary loan, and interlibrary loan does not request the same title more than once, in the same semester, for the same student (outside of the standard renewal request procedures) without permission from a faculty librarian. Excessive and exorbitant use of the interlibrary loan system for personal use may lead to ILL request rejection for requests not of educational nature.
Loan periods for Interlibrary Loan materials are set by the lending library. They may also set special conditions of the loan, such as “in-library use only” or “no renewals”. When renewals are permitted, only one renewal may be requested; the library which loaned us the book makes the final determination on renewals. You may request a renewal of an ILL book from 5 days before through 5 days after it is due back to the library.
Faculty Emeritus and SU Foundation Staff may request up to five items on Interlibrary Loan at a time. For assistance, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Staff at 477-1462 or email the ILL department at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is often easier to place an ILL request directly from a search result in a database. Look for the "Check Availability" link near the article you're looking for. If the Check Availability pages list no online access:
If you have a citation in hand, please check to see if the library has access to your article before requesting it via ILL.
When we don't have the item you need, it is usually easiest to place an ILL request directly from a search result in a database. WorldCat searches across library collections worldwide and links to ILLiad for items not owned by Lehman Library.
ILLiad sequentially asks up to 5 libraries that own the item to loan it to us for you. Each library has four days to respond before the request is transferred to the next library. The turn-around time could be as long as 20 days, but this is not usually the case.