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Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries

Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries

The Knox College Library offers two ways to borrow materials from other libraries, I-Share and Tipasa ILL. To choose the best method of delivery, please read about the choices below.

See also the I-Share FAQ, the Frequently Asked (and answered!) Questions page.

If you have questions about your Iinterlibrary loan materials, contact the Readers' Services department at Seymour Library (309) 341-7244 or email


Search Knox Primo first before requesting materials via I-Share.

If a book is not available when searching "All I-Share Libraries" in Knox Primo, place a request through Tipasa ILL. Please note: Tipasa ILL cannot be used to obtain required course texts.


Use Tipasa ILL: articles from journals and newspapers to which Knox does not have a subscription, must be ordered through Tipasa ILL. Article pdfs arrive in 1-2 days.

Non-print Materials

Search the Knox Primo first before requesting materials.

Use Tipasa ILL: items such as DVDs, videotapes, audio and microfilm should be requested through Tipasa ILL.

Use Our Book Drop When the Library is Closed

Seymour Library book drop

Book drop near the back entrance to Seymour Library.

All materials, including any items borrowing through I-Share, should be returned to the Circulation desk where the item was originally checked out.

If the library is closed, materials may be deposited in the book drop behind Seymour Library, or through the front door of the Science & Math Center Library. Materials should not be placed in the book drop during hours the library is open.

Reserves, because of their time-sensitive nature, should be returned in person to the Circulation desk of the respective library, unless the library is closed.