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Interlibrary Loans: Making ILL Request

How do I request items from ILL using Tipasa?

How do I request items from ILL?

Log in to your ILL account using your A&M-Central Texas username (full email) and password, select the appropriate request form (book, article, etc.), fill in your citation information, and click "Submit."

Journal Articles:
Option 1: If you are searching within WarriorQuest or Journal Search and the University Library does not have electronic access, then you will be prompted to "Request this item through interlibrary loan." Click on the link and the item information will be auto-filled into the corresponding citation fields for you.

Option 2: If you find an article through eJournals (Journals by Title), through a database search, or Google Scholar you can still request the article by logging in to your ILL account and selecting the "Article" request form. Manually fill out the citation information and click "Submit."

You may check the status of your requests by logging in to your account.

Books, Media, etc.

All other materials: Search for physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) using the University Library catalog. If the library does not own the item that you need, search the WorldCat Database or FirstSearch. You can access the book request form directly by clicking here or all other requests by clicking here.

Good citations produce faster processing times. Please contact the University Library Reference providers through the Ask the Library service for assistance.

What does the "Status" of my request mean?

  • Newly registered user approved-Patron account has been approved for ILL requesting.
  • New request acknowledged-Confirmation to patron that their request was received.
  • Additional information required-Request for the patron to provide more information about their request or the item desired
  • In Transit-Request has been filled by lender and has been shipped
  • Request canceled confirmation-Confirmation to patron that their request has been canceled.
  • Article available in Article Exchange-Message to patron that item is available in Article Exchange with instructions for retrieval.
  • KB link available in user portal-Message to patron that item is available in the Knowledge Base with instructions for retrieval.
  • Open Access link available in user portal-Message to patron that item is available on the Open Internet with instructions for retrieval.
  • Printed copy available for pickup-Message alerting patron that their item is ready to pickup at their chosen Pickup Location.
  • Loan available for pickup-Message alerting patron that their item is ready to pick-up at their chosen Pickup Location.
  • Renewal request submitted-Message alerting patron that their renewal request was submitted. 
  • Renewal request approved-Message alerting the patron that their renewal request has been approved.
  • Renewal request denied-Message alerting the patron that their renewal request has been denied.  
  • Item about to be due-Reminder to patron that the due date for an item is approaching.
  • Item overdue - 1st notice-Reminder to patron that an item is overdue.
  • Item overdue - 2nd notice-Reminder to patron that an item is very overdue.
  • Item overdue - 3rd notice-Reminder to patron that an item is very, very overdue and additional recourse may be necessary

ILL Library Associate

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Carolyn Holloway
Contact:
University Library
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254-519-5769

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