Interlibrary loan or “ILL” is a service provided, usually for free through cooperative agreements with other libraries, to current students, current and/or retired faculty, staff, and administrators. Requests can be placed for books, book chapters, articles, media, and more. Requests can be scanned and delivered electronically, physically mailed to a campus location, or even mailed to your home. Interlibrary Loan provides items from within the PennWest University Libraries collections as well as from reciprocal libraries across the nation. Interlibrary Loan provides libraries the ability to share resources within a framework of mutual understanding and good faith.
The table below summarizes our Interlibrary Loan options for on campus, 100% online, and off campus patrons. For more information on using ILLiad, EZBorrow, and Primo to request items, please visit the pages on the left.
|Interlibrary Loan Options|
I want to...
On Campus Patron
|100% Online or
Off Campus Patron
|Borrow a book from California, Clarion, Edinboro, or Venango library||Use Primo or ILLiad||Use ILLiad|
|Borrow a book from another library||Use EZBorrow or ILLiad||Use EZBorrow or ILLiad|
|Order an article or book chapter||Use ILLiad||Use ILLiad|
|Order a multimedia item||Use ILLiad||Use ILLiad|