Students are encouraged to come to the library for SU materials (must have valid ShipID in order to borrow materials).
Please note that students are responsible for return shipping costs.
Distance learners, students who do not have regular classes on the Shippensburg campus, have the following options for submitting requests:
Library resources will prompt you to login with either:
Your ID card with ShipID# will either be mailed to you or given to you by your instructor.
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, please check to see if the library has access to your article before requesting it via ILL.
Interlibrary loans are managed via ILLiad. On the ILLiad main menu, click on "View/Renew Checked Out Items."
Shippensburg University materials cannot be renewed.
All books and other materials must be returned to Ezra Lehman Memorial Library by the due date indicated on the material.
If materials were damaged due to lack of protective packaging, you will be charged replacement costs for books. When returning materials by mail, you should retain the receipt for verification of return and to avoid being charged for replacement costs for lost materials.
Sometimes Interlibrary Loan is not free. The Interlibrary Loan request forms asks how much you are willing to spend, just in case the lending library charges for photocopying or lending.
Ship Library Interlibrary Loan makes every attempt to borrow the material from a library that does not charge a lending fee. When charges are incurred, they usually range between $15.00 and $25.00 per request. Any invoices for charges will either accompany the Interlibrary Loan material or will be mailed later.
Shippensburg University students may use the collections of a number of libraries in central Pennsylvania.