Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 18

I double checked that book for you in the PALCI database and, indeed, none of the PALCI libraries own the title. I checked the WorldCat database and it lists 128 libraries that own it and for some reason, most of those libraries are public libraries. We can try to get a copy of that book for you. What you'll need to do is request it through the ILLIAD system. To find ILLIAD, go to the Library Home Page ( and select the "Books and More" option. Then click on "ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan)" option. This takes you to the ILLIAD login page. In order to make requests, you must be a registered user of ILLIAD. If you don't already have an account, just follow the "First Time Users" link at the bottom. This takes you to a page that explains the system and that has a "First Time Users Click Here" button at the bottom. Click that button to get the registration page. On the registration page, enter your contact information, including your user ID and password, and submit it. You'll be immediately registered and taken to the main ILLIAD page. On the main ILLIAD page, you'll find two types of request options. "Request a photocopy" is used for articles and "Request a book" is used for books. Select the appropriate option and then fill in the information about the book you need. Once you submit the request, it will go to our Interlibrary Loan Department and the staff there will contact one of the libraries that own it and ask for it to be sent here to IUP. We do have borrowing agreements with many public libraries. Once the book arrives here at IUP (allow about 3-6 working days), you'll receive an e-mail notification and then you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton.

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