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Home Tutorials How to Use Interlibrary Loan Receiving ILL Materials

Receiving ILL Materials


The length of time it takes to receive your ILL materials depends on the type of material, its format, and where it is coming from. Articles

  • Electronic delivery: 1-2 days
  • USPS delivery: 3-14 days (by request only)

Books, media, dissertations, and theses

  • From regional libraries (ND, MN, SD): 2-5 days
  • From national libraries: 1-2 weeks

You will get an email in your NDSU account when your materials arrive. Physical items can be picked up at the Main Library circulation desk, Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library circulation desk, and the Business Learning Center circulation deks. Please bring your Bison Card. Electronic items can be accessed through your Tipasa account. To access these items:

  • Log in to your Tipasa account
  • Find the article request in the Requested table
  • Under the Status column click Available to view


  • Also note the expiration date and number of views left. Download and save the documents before the expiration date and before your views run out.