Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 53

IUP does not own that book. We can try to get it for you from another library. You can request it through either the PALCI or ILLIAD system. To try PALCI (the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.), go to the IUP Library Home Page (, select the "Books and More" option and then select "PALCI (Interlibrary Loan)". On the PALCI home page, you log in with the 16-digit number at the bottom of your I-card. Once you've logged in, you can search by author, title or ISBN. It looks like there are two major editions of the work. The original was published in 1988 with ISBN 0818404566. There was also a "revised edition" issued in 2006 with ISBN 0806527382 If you find a match in PALCI, just click on the blue "Request" button. If the book is available at one of our partner libraries, you'll get a page where you verify your name, pickup location and e-mail address. Once you submit the request, the lending library will ship the item to IUP. You'll receive an e-mail notification when it arrives and you can then pick it up at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library. The process takes about 3-6 working days. If you can't get the book through PALCI, you can place a request in ILLIAD, our Interlibrary Loan system. Just go to the Library Home Page, select "Books and More" and then "ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan)". This will take you to the ILLIAD login page. In order to use ILLIAD, you must be a registered user. If you don't already have an account, just click on the "First Time Users" link. This will take 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 the information requested and then click "Submit". As soon as you submit, you'll be immediately registered and able to make requests. On the main ILLIAD page, you have the choice of "Request a Photocopy" (used for articles or specific book chapters) or "Request a Book". Select the appropriate option and then fill in the requested information about the item. Once you submit the request, our staff will research to find libraries that own the material and send a request to borrow it. Again, when the item arrives at IUP, you'll receive an e-mail notification and you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.

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