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Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy

Use interlibrary loan to request the following types of items:

  • Loans of books
  • Copies of journal and newspaper articles
  • Copies of book chapters
  • Loans of dissertations/theses
  • Loans of older journal volumes

Items which CANNOT ordinarily be obtained:

  • Entire volumes of recent periodicals
  • Reference and reserve books
  • Very old or rare books
  • Computer software
  • Multimedia formats
  • Manuscripts
  • Theses & dissertations from some universities

ILL cannot substitute required textbook purchases for classes.

Requesting items from other Penn State campuses:

Non-circulating items and articles from other Penn State campus libraries can be requested through ILLiad.