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Welcome to the Walter M. Bortz III Library: Interlibrary Loan


Attention: Per VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) consortium guidelines, all Virginia libraries have been asked to immediately cease shipments of all physical materials between libraries. Article and single book chapter requests will still be accepted.

Requesting Articles

When requesting a journal article through Interlibrary Loan, please remember to fill out the request form completely and correctly! You will need to include all of the following items in your request:

  • Author
  • Article title
  • Journal title
  • Volume number and issue number
  • Publication date
  • Page numbers
  • ISSN Number

This will ensure that your request is processed as quickly as possible.

Interlibrary Loan System - Tipasa

Do you need to get an article or book from another library? Tipasa is the software system Bortz Library uses to request items from another library. 

Log-in to Tipasa using your standard HSC username and password. If you have trouble logging in, or have questions about your username and password, please contact the library. HSC patrons are limited to borrowing 40 items at a time (this limit does not apply to electronic article requests, but to hard copies only).

There are many advantages to Tipasa! For example:

  • You can sign up for email or text notifications, or
  • You can find information about the status of your request in your online account, and you'll no longer need to contact library staff
  • Articles will be electronically delivered to your account

The Tipasa log-in link is:  

Useful Links and Information

Library Mailing Address: Bortz Library, Hampden-Sydney College, P.O. Box 7, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943