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Interlibrary Loan

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.

Renewing ILLs:

  • How can an ILL item be renewed?

Log into your HPUShare account, find the item you want to renew and click on the renew button located to the right of the selected item.

When can a renewal be requested?

Renewal requests can only be submitted one week or less 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 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 with any questions regarding Interlibrary Loan.


Interlibrary Loan Report (2011-2018)

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