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Interlibrary Loan and Delivery Services

Learn how to use Interlibrary Loan and Delivery Services at Penn State University Libraries

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows users to request materials we don't have at Penn State University Libraries. Penn State faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are eligible to use the service. You can request books, articles, chapters, media, and more.

You can also request scans of materials owned at PSU through this service. For instance, if you need a chapter or article from a book on our shelves, but aren't able to get to the library, we can provide a scan for you.

Notice Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.