If you are a 100% online/distance education student, we will mail physical ILL items and physical collection items to the address we have on record in your ILLiad account.
Please note that students are responsible for return shipping costs.
Using ILL for books
If you would like books delivered to your home address you may request them using ILLiad.
Normally we will mail interlibrary loan books to you within two weeks after receiving your request.
Books will be mailed to the address you provided when you registered as a first-time user.
N.B. Textbooks may not be requested via Interlibrary Loan
Directions for a Residential Shipping Request:
In the NOTES field of your ILLiad request, please state you are a 100% online student and need your item mailed to the address on file. If you do not do this, your item will be held at the circulation desk. See the image below for an example.
Make sure your address is correct. To update your address in ILLiad:
Log in to ILLiad with your SU email account and password
You must use your full Ship email address
If you do not know what your Ship email address is, go to info.ship.edu and click on Students
Click on Get Email Password in the upper right corner
Follow the directions there
If this is your first time using ILLiad, fill in your profile
Under status choose "Distance Ed Grad."
For Preferred ILL delivery method, select ILL Office
Once you have completed your profile, close the ILLiad window
Return to step 2 (above)
Verify the item information imported into ILLiad.
If you would like your items mailed to you, state in the note field of the request that you would like the items mailed to the address provided.
Submit your request.
Library resources will prompt you to login with:
Your Ship email account
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
Click the "ILLiad" link near the bottom of the Journal Linker page
Log in to ILLiad
Check the article data imported into ILLiad
Submit your request
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."
Renewal depends on lending library approval
Make your renewal request as soon as possible
The lending library will need time to consider the request before the material becomes overdue
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.
Books and other materials may be returned via the U.S. Mail or by United Parcel Service (at the student's expense) or in person to the library
Material returned through the mail must be packaged so as to avoid damage
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.
If you need to return your ILL items, please drop them off in person or mail them to the library. Mailing costs are the student's responsibility. The library's address is as follows:
1871 Old Main Dr
Shippensburg, PA 17257
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.
Using Other Libraries
Shippensburg University students may use the collections of a number of libraries in central Pennsylvania.
The Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP) allow Ship students and faculty to work in their libraries and check out a limited number of items. ACLCP includes libraries at the following colleges and universities:
College, Alvernia College, Bucknell University, Dickinson College,
Dickinson School of Law, Elizabethtown College, Gettysburg College,
Harrisburg Area Community College, Kutztown University, Franklin and
Marshall College, Juniata College, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming
College, Messiah College, Millersville University, Penn College of
Technology, Penn State Harrisburg, State Library of Pennsylvania,
Susquehanna University, U.S. Army War College and Military History
Institute, Wilson College, and York College.
Present your Shippensburg University ID card when applying for an ACLCP card at a participating library.