Answered By: Mackenzie Pollock
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020     Views: 712

Please note: As of April 25th, 2020, you will not be able to request materials through interlibrary loan at the Concordia University - Portland libraries. Please contact your local public library about requesting materials or email us at ask@cu-portland.libanswers.com for help locating full text sources on your research topic.


ILLiad, the interlibrary loan program we used for borrowing items that aren't available at Concordia or through Summit, has been sunsetted by the company that runs it. To stay ahead of the curve, we transitioned our interlibrary loan system to Tipasa.

What this means for you:

  • If you already had an ILLiad account, your personal information was transferred to the new system. However, your request history and your available articles disappeared 30 days after we went live with Tipasa (in August 2018). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • The system looks different - and hopefully better! It should be easier to check on your requests, download articles and renew your books.
  • Your requests will continue to be processed quickly. Tipasa streamlines the staff side of work, so your requests should arrive even faster.

Feel free to contact our interlibrary loan specialist, Sagan Wallace, with any questions.

PS - Curious where the name Tipasa came from? From the company website, "Tipasa was an ancient Roman trading city, located in what is now modern-day Algeria. The new service is a cloud-based ILL management system for libraries that want to share and obtain materials through different resources and systems, as well as provide an exceptional experience for the patron. Using this name for an ancient trading city feels connected with sharing knowledge and ILL"

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