Library resources will prompt you to login with either:
Your Ship email account
ShipID# and Last Name
Your ID card with ShipID# will either be mailed to you or given to you by your instructor.
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.
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.
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:
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
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 Mail to Address
Once you have completed your profile, close the ILLiad window
Return to step 2 (above)
Verify the item information imported into ILLiad
Submit your request.
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.
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.
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.