Interlibrary Loan & Microforms

Interlibrary Loan acquires materials from other libraries for current Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff. If you need a book we don't have, we borrow a copy. If you request a journal article, we obtain a photocopy or a PDF electronic copy.

Document Delivery provides PDF versions of journal articles not available in full-text databases, items from our e-journal collections, and single book chapters needed for research. These materials are delivered online to individual accounts accessible to current students, faculty and staff via the Tipasa interface. These documents can be read, downloaded, saved and/or printed.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services are free.

More information about our Microform Collection is available.

NOTE: We do not borrow textbooks for your classes or books that are owned by Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries.

Interlibrary Loan Chat

Office Hours

The Interlibrary Loan / Microforms Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM but you may pick up interlibrary loan material at the Customer Service Desk any hour the library is open. Most materials arrive in one to two weeks.

If we borrow a book for you we send you a notice and hold the book at the Customer Service Desk. The lending library sets the due date on books; it is usually about 3 weeks use. We can request a renewal , but it is up to the loaning library to say "yes" or "no" and to set the new due date. There is no semester check-out for interlibrary loan material.

Photocopies and PDF documents are made accessible in the Tipasa system.


The Interlibrary Loan / Microforms Office is located on the second floor.

Requesting Material

ILLiad users: If you have an existing ILLiad account, your account information has already been uploaded to Tipasa. To activate your Tipasa account, select "Set/reset Password" on the login page. An email will be sent to the email address your provided in your ILLiad account with a link for activation.

New ILL users: Select "Create Account" on the Tipasa login page and fill out the information requested.

Once you have registered, you can request materials at any time. From the Libraries' web site, hover over Services--> For Students or For Faculty-->Interlibrary Loan/Microforms, and select "Make a request to Interlibrary Loan".

We have 2 mail systems - U.S. mail and courier. The Courier runs daily, M-F, connecting almost all major libraries in Texas. Electronic delivery of photocopies via fax or another system called Ariel can often result in quick delivery for articles.

Overdue Materials

Failure to return Interlibrary Loan materials in a timely manner will result in automatic suspension of all Interlibrary Loan privileges until all overdue materials are returned. Patrons are responsible for any overdue and/or book replacement fees charged to us by the lending library.

Interlibrary Loan ⁄ Microforms Contact Information

Jacob Pichnarcik
Interlibrary Loan Specialist


James G. Gee Library
Interlibrary Loan Department
P.O.Box 3011
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011