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Interlibrary Loan & Item Request Services

Use this guide to learn about and access interlibrary loan and item request services at the Palo Alto University Library as part of your research process..

ILL Information for Other Institutions

The PAU Library (OCLC Symbol PPI) does not loan physical materials but is happy to supply electronic copies of documents to outside institutions that participate in the OCLC resource sharing network, in compliance with copyright laws and licensing terms. Please note that our library isn't licensed to provide electronic copies of entire monographs or serials. PAU dissertations are only available through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database; if your institution does not have access, copies are available for a fee through ProQuest.


The PAU Library honors "we don't charge if you don't charge" resource sharing policies and engages in free sharing with reciprocal member institutions in the following groups and consortia:  

  • Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
  • Northern and Central California Psychology Libraries (NCCPL)
  • Amigos Library Services (AMIGOS)
  • Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS)
  • California Resource Sharing Network (XPRS)
  • OCLC Knowledge Base Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST)  

Otherwise, the PAU Library charges $15.00 USD per request and bills via OCLC IFM only (no invoices). PDF deliveries are are provided via Article Exchange.


For complete information regarding our lending policies, please refer to the OCLC Policies Directory (account login is required). Please contact our ILL staff via email at if you have any questions or need assistance with a specific ILL request. Questions regarding ILL policies and procedures may be directed to