Interlibrary Loan

Use ODU's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to borrow materials worldwide that are not available through our library catalog or databases, OhioLINK, or SearchOhio.

ILL services are offered to all current ODU faculty, staff, and (non-courtesy) students. Types of materials requested may include:

  • Books
  • Journal, magazine and newspaper articles
  • Theses and dissertations

Every effort is made to acquire materials within a reasonable time frame while avoiding fees being passed on to the patron. For more information, email  

Please see our FAQ below for more information.

Connect to ILL

Interlibrary Loan FAQ

Your username and password for Tipasa, our Interlibrary Loan system, are the same as your ODU network username and password.

This will give you secure access to your Interlibrary Loan requests.

Since your password for Interlibrary Loan is the same as your ODU network username and password, if you forget your password, you'll need to reset it.

If you have any difficulty resetting your password, please contact the Helpdesk at (614) 253-3633 to have your password reset.

The delivery time for Interlibrary Loan materials can be as little as 3 business days or as many as 120 business days.  

If you need your materials to arrive before a certain date, make sure to fill in the "Not Wanted After Date" on the ILLiad request form.  

You will receive an email message sent to your ODU email account.

In most cases, you can access your articles electronically by logging into your ILLiad account.

If an article cannot be scanned into the ILLiad system, it will be available for you to pick up at the Circulation Services Desk in Spangler Learning Center, where you can also pick up your ILL book loans.

The due date depends on the policies of the library that owns the item. The date will be clearly marked on the item.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.

One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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