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Welcome to our new ILL system Tipsa

Important Notice: The library is migrating to a new interlibrary loan system, which should simplify the process and speed up the turnaround time. Unfortunately, we have run into a few technical issues during the migration. We are working hard to fix the problems, and hope to have them all resolved shortly. If you have submitted a request within the past 2 weeks, your request may not have been processed. If you would still like the requested materials, you will need to resubmit all of your requests through the new system called  Tipasa. The old ILL links below will now point to the new system where you can resubmit your requests.

If for some reason you are unable to login to the new system, it could be a few more days before you can access your account. 

Students and Faculty that already had established ILL accounts for more than a few months should have no problem logging in.

We apologize and realize this is a serious inconvenience for people. 

Interlibrary Loan Introduction

Click here to login to your account

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. Every patron is required to fill out a one-time registration form to set up an ILLiad account. Each item must be requested online at Ryan Matura Library’s 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