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Off-Campus FAQ: Interlibrary Loan

Attention: Bortz Library has resumed all Interlibrary Loan services, including borrowing and lending physical materials. Patrons may now request to borrow both electronic and print materials from other institutions. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, response times for physical requests may be slower as library staff continue to work part-time from home. Thank you for your patience.

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Interlibrary Loan Services

To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, log in to your Tipasa account using your standard HSC username and password. 


Placing an ILL Request

You can place an ILL request in two ways.

  1. If you log in to your Tipasa account, you can place a request manually. Click on the "Create Request" button on the top left-hand side of the page and enter all of the required identifying information about the item you would like to request. Make sure that you are filling out the correct form for the type of material that you are requesting (Article, Book, or Other). Please note that if information is missing from the request form, it will take us more time to process your request. 
  2. You can also request an item through ILL directly from the library's database resources. If an item is not held in our collections, you will see a link to "Request Item through ILL" located below the item description in your search results. You can simply click on the link, sign in to Tipasa, and place your request! 


Renewing ILL Items

Many lending institutions are either providing blanket renewals on all of their materials that are currently on loan to other libraries or they are granting renewals on a case-by-case basis. If your materials are overdue or due soon, you can log in to your Tipasa account to request a renewal. 

Once you have logged in to your account, look for the "Renew" button next to each item that you have currently checked out. Please note: renewals are granted by the lending institution, and Bortz Library cannot guarantee a renewal of your materials.


ILL Returns

Ready to return your ILL materials? If you are currently on campus, you can drop all of your library items off in Bortz Library's book drops. We have two drop boxes available: one inside the library at the Circulation desk and one outside the library on the left side of the front porch.

For off-campus returns, you can ship materials to the library at: Bortz Library, P.O. Box 7, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943