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ILL Notifications: Please check your junk email for notifications regarding your ILL requests. It has come to our attention that emails from our ILL system 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 when logged in to your ILL account to receive text alerts and have notice sent to additional email addresses.

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

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