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Welcome to our new ILL system Tipsa

Important Notice: The library has migrated to a new interlibrary loan system, which should simplify the process and speed up the turnaround time. However, if you have submitted a request within the past 2 or 3 weeks, your request may not have been processed. If have requests that were not processed, but would still like the requested materials, you will need to resubmit them through the new system by using the link below to login to your account. 

ILL Notifications: Please check your junk email for notifications regarding your ILL requests. It has come to our attention that emails from Tipasa have been going into the junk email folder in Outlook. Please be sure to add to you safe sender list in Outlook to receive these notices. You can also update your communication preferences within Tipasa to receive text alerts.

Interlibrary Loan Introduction

Welcome to Interlibrary Loan  (Tipasa) at Sacred Heart University.    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a FREE borrowing and loaning  service. ILL obtains books, articles, book chapters, and other research materials not owned by Ryan Matura Library for students, faculty and staff.   You must create an account to use this service.  

Tipasa is the resource sharing management software used by Ryan Matura Library to process all ILL requests. The Tipasa system allows patrons to place ILL requests, track requests, check due dates,  and view ILL borrowing history.  Each item must be requested online through the Sacred Heart University Library website through the patron’s Tipasa account.

Important information about Tipasa ILL Communication Preferences

  • After logging in for the first time, make sure your communication preferences are selected, and going to the correct email or phone number. This enables the system to send automated updates about your ILL requests.
  • Check your Junk Email folder for email notifications from If found, you must add to your safe senders list to receive future notifications.



Interlibrary Loan and User Services

Deana Santoro-Dillon