Welcome to Albright I.L.L. (an acronym for InterLibrary Loan)/Tipasa
Albright Interlibrary Loan (Tipasa) is a free service open to the Albright College community of current students, faculty and staff who have an Active Albright College LionLink network account.
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Any current Albright student, faculty member or staff member with a valid Albright LionLink computer network account may set up a Tipasa (one-time registration) account
to use our interlibrary loan service to request materials that the Albright College Library does not own or have access to via electronic subscription.
Once the request is received, the Gingrich Library borrows that material from an InterLibrary Loan participating library.
Albright ILL/Tipasa User Portal InterLibrary Loan FAQs
Already registered Tipasa account: Uses Albright ILL/Tipasa User Portal with your LionLink username and password to view/create ILL request or update your contact information.
First-time Tipasa/I.L.L user: Register for a Tipasa account (one-time registration).
May prompt to log in with your Albright College LionLink network username and password.
Important Points to Consider Before Requesting an Interlibrary Loan
- Start your research early and discuss any problems or special needs with the reference staff at 610-921-7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Allow adequate time to get your materials. ILLs may take from 2 days to 2 weeks, despite our best efforts to get them as fast as possible.
- Before you request a loan, check "cataLION (Albright College's online catalog)" (for books and AV materials), the "Journal Locator" (for links to journal full text titles) or the Find Fulltext icon embedded in most of the library's databases.
- ILL should not be used to borrow textbooks or course materials since that is against the US ILL Code and the Pennsylvania ILL Code. We are rarely successful in obtaining dissertations, most academic audiovisual materials, or selected international publications that are not published in English.
- Keep your email account up-to-date. We communicate about your loans via email.
- When possible, journal articles will be sent to you electronically and do not have to be returned (unless you are notified differently). Books and AV materials must be returned to the Reading campus. Overdue fines for books and AV materials are equivalent to those charged for materials we own. Lost materials are charged at the price set by the lending library, not by Albright.
- Contact ILL at 610-921-7207 or email email@example.com to discuss blocked ILL accounts.
Accounts are generally blocked because the patron has items that are overdue, has requested items that were not picked up, or is not eligible to use ILL.
The ILL staff will talk with blocked patrons to resolve those (or other) issues that have resulted in accounts being blocked.
Important Copyright Information
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 materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified 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.