The library offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to borrow materials not currently owned by the library through the use of web-based services, PALCI EZ Borrow and Tipasa.
EZBorrow is an interlibrary loan program that allows the Misericordia community access to library collections throughout Pennsylvania and into New York, New Jersey and West Virginia. Patrons can search the catalogs of over 60 academic libraries for books and submit requests for these items. It’s fast and there are no charges incurred when books are returned on time.
Books are usually loaned for a period of 12 weeks with a chance for a 1-time renewal before the due date. Patrons will be assessed a fine of $.25 per day for items not returned by the due date. Always check Misericordia’s library catalog first to see if materials are available in our collection.
Materials are picked up and returned at the Circulation desk. A processing fee of $10.00 will be added to the replacement cost of materials that are lost or returned damaged.
The library uses a web-based interlibrary loan system (Tipasa) to facilitate processing your requests. To utilize this system, you will need to set up a web-based account using your username and password. This is the same username and password that you use to access myMU and your Misericordia email.
Interlibrary loan requests will be submitted through this web-based system for articles, books and DVDs. You will receive articles electronically through Article Exchange.
Generally, there is no fee associated with interlibrary loan. However, some libraries may charge for lending materials. When submitting your request, be aware there are fees from non-reciprocal libraries for materials usually $10- $15. The interlibrary loan staff will contact you concerning fees before the article is processed.
Students, faculty and staff will be assessed a fine of $.25 per day for items not returned by the due date. A processing fee of $10.00 is added to the replacement cost of materials that are lost or returned damaged.
Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. If you need further assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at (570) 674-6231.