Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 103

Yes, we do lend books to non-IUP students. There are several ways. One way would be to obtain a Community I-Card. The I-Card is IUP's identification card is is used as the library card. Community cards are issued at the I-Card office in the Hadley Union Building (HUB). Their web site is : There is a small fee for the card and it does have restrictions on use. It can be used at the library to borrow materials and it serves as a vending card for photocopiers, printers, etc. It cannot be used for off campus access to databases or admission to university events, etc. I noticed from your e-mail address that you are associated with Penn State. Another method of borrowing materials available to you is to use the PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Contortium, Inc.) EZ-Borrow service. Go to the Penn State Library Site ( and click on the link for "Materials not at Penn State". On that page, there is the link to PALCI. Just follow the directions for logging in. Once you are in the system, it will ask you to search for the book you want. Once you identify it, click on the "Request" button. The system will verify your name and e-mail address and where you want to pick up the book. Once you submit the request, the system will have the book delivered to your location choice where you can then check it out. The process usually takes about 3-6 working days.

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