Residential Delivery for Distance Learners

  • Please note: Due to updates to the Library Coronavirus Response plans, the Residential Home Delivery service is suspended until further notice. 

    Students taking face-to-face classes and/or living within 30 miles of any IUP location can have books delivered to that campus or center. Any articles requested from IUP or through inter-library loan will be delivered to the patron as an electronic PDF. 

    How to Set Up Residential Delivery

    Step 1: Register with ILLiad

    Patrons first must register for the ILLiad service and have a complete, up-to-date mailing address. We cannot accept P.O. boxes for residential delivery.

    When registering with ILLiad select “Distance Education” as the location. First time registrants to ILLiad will receive a registration confirmation. If you are already registered in ILLiad, please log in to make sure your address and location are correct and current.

    Other key points to remember:

    • Only your official IUP email can be used when registering.
    • All email communication and notifications are sent to your IUP email account.
    • Once registered, the ILLiad username you create will need to be entered into your application for residential shipping.

    Step 2: Complete the Application for Residential Delivery

    Complete the online application for Residential Delivery Service. To qualify for home delivery, active students must meet the following criteria:

    • The student is not enrolled in courses that meet on an IUP campus.
    • The student lives further than 30 miles from any IUP location.

    IUP has campuses at:

    • 1101 South Drive, Indiana, PA
    • 1012 Winslow Street, Punxsutawney, PA
    • 400 Penn Center Boulevard #900, Pittsburgh, PA
    • 167 Northpointe Boulevard, Freeport, PA
    • 2986 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA

    You must complete the application each semester. Do not submit an application until you actually want to request a book. Patrons will receive an email notification when the application has been approved.

    Step 3:  Request the book in ILLiad

    Request books from IUP Libraries’ collection or other institutions using ILLiad. When submitting your request, enter “Residential Delivery” in the Notes field of the ILLiad request form.

    Step 4: Shipping and Delivery

    Book loans will be sent to your home address via UPS. You will receive an email notification when the item is processed in ILLiad and a second email will notify you when the item has shipped. This email will also include the item’s UPS tracking number and return mailing instructions.

    Step 5: Returns and Due dates

    The due dates for loaned materials are set when shipped. The due date includes 30 days plus an automatic renewal of an additional 30 days, and 14 days transit time. If you need the material longer than this 74-day allowance, contact the ILLiad Supervisor for an approved extension, or re-request the item, if applicable.

    When returning the book, use the pre-paid return UPS shipping label provided. No other return shipping method is accepted as the UPS label includes insurance for the item. Returned items must be packaged according to the UPS standards and shipped through an official UPS drop off location.

    Overdue Fines, Care of Materials, and Lost/Replacement Fees

    Patrons are responsible for the care and timely return of materials once received. Lending libraries
    will charge for overdue, damaged and/or lost material. Replacement fees can include replacement cost of the material, processing fees, and overdue fines.

    Patrons are responsible for any fees or fines assessed by the lending library. Fines and fees for tuition-paying students will be applied to student accounts at the Bursar. There will be a one-business-day delay before the fines and fees will be transferred.

    Payment can be made either online through IUP-EasyPay or at the Bursar window in Clark Hall (cash or money order only). Failure to pay fees and fines through the Bursar will result in holds placed on your account.

    Contact information

    Carrie Bishop, Distance Learning Librarian
    1012 Winslow Street, Punxsutawney, PA  15767
    814-938-1381 /

    Beth A. Farabaugh, Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad Supervisor
    102C Stapleton Library
    724-357-3037 / 724-357-6213 (fax) /