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Eligibility & Registration

Penn State Distance/World Campus Eligibility

Eligible users include currently enrolled or employed Penn State faculty, staff and students in good standing who do not have access to a Penn State campus.

  • To use this service you must register with both the University Libraries and ILLiad. Registration requires a Penn State Access ID and Password. 
  • You are responsible for keeping a current address in both My Library Account and ILLiad.

Library Registration:

  • Gives you the ability to use "I Want It" on the CAT to request circulating items from the Penn State collection.
  • Gives you access to EReserves.
  • You can review/update your profile by selecting "My Library Account" from any page on the CAT.

 

ILLiad Registration:

  • Gives you the ability to request copy of articles from journals held in the Penn State University Libraries print collection and also books and copy from libraries outside Penn State.
  • Review Creating/Edit an ILLiad Account for distance delivery before completing your ILLiad registration in order to select the correct fields for this service.
  • You can change your ILLiad profile by choosing "Change User Information" from the ILLiad Main Menu.

 

Create/Edit ILLiad Account

To have your requested materials sent to your home address, you need to identify yourself on ILLiad as a patron requiring Distance Delivery.

There are certain fields on the ILLiad New User Registration Form and the Change User Information Form that will help with this identification.

Below is a listing of the categories of Distance Delivery users and the correct way to identify yourself in the Illiad fields.

Cooperative Extension
Choose "Cooperative Extension" in the "Campus Location" field.
Choose "World" in the "Pickup Location".
In the "Notes" field, indicate which county you are located in.

Continuing and Distance Education
Choose "Research at a Distance" in the "Campus Location" field.
Choose "World" in the "Pickup Location".
In the "Notes" field, identify which program you are enrolled in.

Research at a Distance
Choose "Research at a Distance" in the "Campus Location" field.
Choose "World" in the "Pickup Location".
In the "Notes" field, identify why you need distance delivery.
If your address has changed, remember to update your address to your current delivery location.

World Campus
Choose "World Campus" in the "Campus Location" field.
Choose "World" in the "Pickup Location".
In the "Notes" field, identify which program you are enrolled in.