Interlibrary Loan & ILLiad: Home

A guide to using interlibrary loan and your ILLiad account.


On June 15, 2018 LVC’s Bishop Library will be migrating from ILLiad to Tipasa interlibrary loan management system.

  • Please save any articles you have received in ILLiad elsewhere (i.e. hard drive, flash drive, the cloud) prior to June 15. Also note, all ILLiad request history will be deleted during this transition.
  • If you require a list of your request history, it is recommended that you cut and paste this information into an Excel spreadsheet and save it elsewhere prior to June 15. Request history is not yet a feature offered in Tipasa.
  • Additional information about using Tipasa is forthcoming.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service by which the Bishop Library Interlibrary Loan staff obtains research materials not available in the Bishop Library.

Interlibrary loan is available to current students, faculty and staff.  Alumni and community members should visit their local public library for service.

Books, articles, book chapters, and other materials not available in the Bishop Library may be requested through interlibrary loan.  Please do not request textbooks through interlibrary loan.

Copyright Notice


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.

The Bishop Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copy request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that request would involve violation of copyright law.

Access Your ILLiad Account

First time users will be asked to fill out a brief registration form before using ILLiad.

View this brief tutorial about creating your ILLiad account to learn more.

Or Access Your Account Here.



What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is the resource sharing management software used by the Bishop Library.  The ILLiad system allows you to place interlibrary loan requests, track your requests, check due dates, renew items, and view your interlibrary loan borrowing history.  You will need to fill out a one-time  registration form to set up your account.  All interlibrary loan requests must be  submitted through your ILLiad account.

Contact Us

Maureen Bentz
Access Services Librarian
Phone: (717) 867-6974
Fax: (717) 867-6979


Becky Chanas
Library Technician
Phone: (717) 867-6978
Fax: (717) 867-6979


ILL Office Hours:
School Year:  Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Summer (Mid-May - Mid-August) & Breaks: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm