Interlibrary Loan & Tipasa: Tipasa Requests

A guide to using interlibrary loan and Tipasa.

Verify Holdings

Before you place your request, verify that the Bishop Library does not own the material you are requesting:

Search for books owned by Bishop Library



Search for journals owned by Bishop Library.

Receiving Your ILL Materials

Books, Scores, and other physical materials

  • Books and other physical materials will be available to pick up at the Bishop Library circulation desk. You will get an email or text message notifying you that the ILL materials are ready to be picked up.

Articles & Book Chapters

  • Articles and book chapters will be delivered as PDF files to your Tipasa account. To access them, login to your Tipasa account. Please note that the PDF file is only accessible for 30 days or 5 views; if you want to keep it, you must save it to your personal device.

How to Submit ILL Requests

To place a request:

  • Login to your Tipasa account.
  • Click "Create Request"

  • Use the Menu options to select the type of interlibrary loan you would like to request.


On the request form:

  • Fill in the required item information, depending on the request type. Examples include: Title, Author, and Not Wanted After Date.
  • Then confirm all your "Contact Information"
    • First Name, Last Name, Patron ID (LVC username), email, mobile phone, dept., and status (faculty, graduate, undergraduate, or staff).
  • Then click "Submit Request."

Adding Requests from LVC Databases

Many of LVC's online databases allow you to place an Interlibrary Loan requests via Tipasa.

When searching the library's databases (Academic Search Ultimate, PsycINFO, Business Source Elite, etc.) for articles, if the article is not held by LVC, you will see a link that says "Request through LVC Tipasa" or a similar phrase.

Click the link, and the article information will automatically be imported to the Tipasa form so that you can submit your request.


Interlibrary Loan Staff

Stacie Allison
Library Technician, Interlibrary Loan

Becky Chanas
Library Technician 

Maureen A. Bentz
Access Services Librarian 


Regular Semester Hours
M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours
M-F 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.