Do you need to get an article or book from another library?
Effective June 25, 2018 - Interlibrary loan requests will be submitted using a platform called Tipasa.
Tipasa takes advantage of Single Sign On authentication, so if you are already logged on to Canvas or Outlook, you will not have to log in again to access your interlibrary loan account! If you are just opening up a new browser and your first stop is the library, you may be asked to log in. Log into the new interface to create and manage interlibrary loan requests using the same A&M-Central Texas login (full email + password) you use to log into email or Canvas.
There are many advantages to Tipasa! For example:
- You can sign up for email or text notifications, or
- You can find information about the status of your request in your online account, and you'll no longer need to contact library staff
- Articles will be electronically delivered to your account
**PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to migrate your interlibrary loan history. You can still access your old ILLiad account for 30 days and can download your history there.
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the service that gives you access to the resources of other libraries. You can use ILL to borrow books and media, and get PDFs of articles and book chapters. A&M-Central Texas University Library is moving to a new system to manage interlibrary loan. There is a new user interface for creating and managing requests. You will notice a few differences from the previous system (ILLiad). The new service shows you all of your requests on a single page, links to articles, and details about the status of your requests and item due dates. You also can submit new requests from this interface. The e-mails that we send you with status updates look slightly different as well.
We hope that these changes enhance your library experience and streamline how you manage your requests! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Carolyn Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-519-5769.