Tripsaver

Borrow from other libraries or transfer items between NC State library locations. If we don't have what you need, Tripsaver will get it for you through interlibrary loan.

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We might have your textbook as an ebook. If not, we can scan chapters and email them to you.

We have also compiled some publishers' expanded short-term access to videos, ebooks, and more.

Book Delivery

Tripsaver book request & delivery services are temporarily suspended as part of the Libraries' Coronavirus Response.

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Services for NC State Users

  • NC State Students, Faculty, Staff, & Centennial Campus Partners

    Interlibrary Loan

    The Libraries will borrow materials not available in the NC State University Libraries from other libraries and digital delivery vendors. This includes materials not owned by the NC State University Libraries and items checked out, lost or missing. There is no charge for this service.

    Interlibrary loan FAQ

    TRLN Direct

    TRLN Direct is a service used to quickly fill interlibrary loan requests from Duke, NC Central, and UNC Libraries. TRLN Direct items are delivered to your pickup library in 1-2 business days. Items filled through TRLN Direct check out for 120 days with no renewals to faculty, graduates, and staff, and 30 days with 3 renewals to undergraduates. There is no charge for this service.

    Digital Delivery of NC State-Owned Materials

    The NC State University Libraries will scan articles from sources in our collection and deliver them to you via email. We will scan and deliver articles from any NC State library, including any of our branch libraries. This service is free of charge for NC State students, faculty, staff, and Centennial Campus Partners.

    Digital delivery for NC State patrons
  • Distance Learners

    Distance Education learners can request home delivery of books and digital delivery of articles, whether they are accessed through interlibrary loan or owned by NC State. Please email the Tripsaver office directly at library_tripsaver@ncsu.edu if you are not enrolled in a distance program, but still require access to these services. There is no charge for this service.

    Service changes: Delivery of books and DVDs for distance learners has been temporarily suspended as part of our Coronavirus Response. Find textbooks & other ebooks online

    Book and article delivery for distance learners
  • Friends of the Library

    While building access is currently limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, Friends of the Library who have a borrower's permit card can still check out books from the Libraries through our distance delivery services. We will mail you books that you request: no need to come to campus.

    To check out a book from the Libraries, just find what you need through our Catalog and request the item using the "Request" button. Our staff will reach out to you to confirm your mailing address, but if you'd like to get in touch with us beforehand to confirm your current address, you can email library_tripsaver@ncsu.edu. We'll also send you a pre-paid return label along with your item, at no cost to you.

Services for Other Users

  • Non-NC State Patrons

    The NC State University Libraries will scan articles from sources in our collection and deliver them to you via email. We will scan and deliver articles from any NC State library, including any of our branch libraries. There is a fee associated with this service. See Digital Delivery for Non-NC State Patrons for more information.

  • Lending to Other Libraries

    This service is for non-profit, non-OCLC affiliated libraries. For a cost-recovery fee we will deliver copies of items in the NC State University Libraries collection. We will also loan books to those willing to abide by our loan request agreement. We are not able to loan items to public libraries outside the state of North Carolina.

    Tripsaver for other libraries

Contact Us

Need help? Email us at library_tripsaver@ncsu.edu, call us at (919)515-2116, or chat with a librarian whenever the Libraries are open (Libraries hours).

Tripsaver Staff