The Library is able to borrow materials from other libraries and help you access resources at other academic libraries through our Interlibrary Loan and ALI programs.
Students, Faculty, and Staff from other ALI affiliated Colleges and Universities are granted borrowing privileges.
You may be able to use other libraries' materials through the 'Reciprocal Borrowing' program. Reciprocal borrowing cards are available to faculty and students in good standing. Participating Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI)include: Norte Dame University, Valparaiso University, Purdue University and many more!
Contact the library at 219-464-8514 ext. 3021 with questions.
Students and employees can request items owned by another library by filling out a request form available online or speaking to a staff member in the Library. The borrower is responsible for returning materials to the Ivy Tech Library. Articles, CDs, DVDs, and audio books will be requested on a case-by-case basis since many libraries do not make these items available for loans or they may charge fees for these materials. If you are not sure about requesting a specific item, please contact Evan Davis in the Library at 219-464-8514 ext. 3021.
The Valparaiso Campus Library recently set up a direct ILL account through the state system called SRCS. This allows member libraries in Indiana to request and loan items free of charge. This system only applies to physical items, mainly books and DVDs, and not articles. For article requests we work with other Ivy Tech campus libraries that offer this service to their patrons.
Prior to the Fall of 2018, the Interlibrary Loan service for the Valparaiso Campus was routed through and managed by the Lake County Campus.
Below are the ILL statistics for FY 2018-19