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I-Share and Tipasa Interlibrary Loan

Aurora University belongs to a consortium of 80 academic libraries in Illinois called I-Share. In addition, we have access to the Tipasa system which connects us to hundreds of libraries.

Always begin on the Phillips Library Search Page:

Learn how to use I-Share and Tipasa:

Access your I-Share and Tipasa accounts here:

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Interlibrary loan services (ILL) are available to current students, faculty, staff and emeritus faculty.  Phillips Library ILL services are governed by:

Phillips library pays the fees incurred by lending institutions as well as the Copyright Clearance Center. Patrons may request:
  • 1 article from a single issue published in the last 5 years
  • 5 articles per any journal published in the last 5 years

Patrons will be notified if a specific request contains copyright restrictions that may prevent it from being obtained through ILL or if a request exceeds the fee limit. Patrons may have the option to purchase articles that are not fully covered by Phillips Library.

Exceptions to this rule are extended to faculty and doctoral students only. Please consult with your library liaison for more details on how to obtain articles.

Requesting Items from Phillips Library or Scott Library

To locate items in Phillips Library, begin on the Search page. 


Materials can be requested by any AU student, faculty, or alumni for pick up at Phillips Library by following these steps:

1.  Locate the item(s) you wish to borrow by searching in the library catalog on the Search page.

2.  Send an email to Phillips Library Access Services at

Provide item information needed to fill your request (you may request more than one item in a single email):



Date of Publication

Call number

Include the following personal information:

Your first name and last name

Your email address

Your AU ID number (available from your WebAdvisor profile)

MOST IMPORTANT: State that you are an AU student so the book will be sent to the correct campus.

3.  Pick up the item(s) in the appropriate library service desk

4.  Return the item(s) to either the Phillips Library.

Allow 2-3 days for items to travel between the two campuses.