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Interlibrary Loan (HPUShare)

If the HPU Libraries do not own an item needed for your research, you may request the item from another library through Interlibrary Loan. This service is available to HPU students, faculty, and staff. Items include books, audio and visual items, articles, microform items, etc.

Articles can be delivered electronically to the patron’s email in about 1-3 days. Books take a bit longer, between 1 and 3 weeks. Please keep in mind when requesting materials that these are the average turnaround times. Instructional or specialty video and audio materials, dissertations, music scores, and most other types of items can be requested. Items can be picked up in Smith Library.

You can make ILL requests and check their status by logging into your HPUShare account.

(You will need to have an active library account in order to access HPUShare. You can create a library account on the Library Account page.)

Renewing ILLs:

  • How can an ILL item be renewed?

To renew an ILL item, log into your HPUShare account, locate the item you would like to renew and click on the Renew button. The renewal request will then be sent to the lending library. The due date in the item record will be updated when the lending library responds.

  • When can a renewal be requested?

It is advisable to request a renewal one to two weeks before the due date. This gives the lending library enough time to process the request and complete the renewal. If the due date has passed and you still want to renew, contact ill@highpoint.edu. A renewal request will be sent to the lending library from the ILL office.

  • What if the request is denied?

If a renewal is denied, another ILL request for the same item can be submitted through HPUShare. Keep in mind that ILL books can take between 1 and 3 weeks to arrive.

Please contact ill@highpoint.edu with any questions regarding Interlibrary Loan.

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