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Inter-Library Loan

Requesting Items from the Phillips or Scott Library

To locate items in either Phillips Library or Scott Library, begin on the search page and choose Books & Media.

Materials can be requested by any AU student, faculty or alumni and be sent to either Phillips Library or Scott 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 a GWC or 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 or the Scott Library.

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

I-Share & Tipasa

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.

Learn how to use I-Share and Tipasa with the Phillips Library Tutorials.

For existing I-Share and Tipasa account holders, access accounts here:

Login to I-Share

Login to Tipasa

Tipasa Policies

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.