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Tripsaver Services include:

Interlibrary loan

The NC State University Libraries will borrow materials not available in the NCSU Libraries from other libraries and document 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. 

NC State University faculty, staff, registered students and Centennial Campus Partners may use 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. NC State University users will submit requests through Tripsaver request pages, and our staff will try to locate the item at a TRLN Library. If available, we will move the request to the TRLN Direct system for delivery in 1-2 business days. Items filled through TRLN Direct will be available at your preferred pickup location for 10 days after receipt; check out for 120 days with no renewals to faculty, graduates, and staff, 30 days with 3 renewals to undergraduates; and are visible in the "NC State / TRLN Direct" section of "My Account."

Document delivery of NC State University owned materials

The NC State University Libraries will scan and deliver articles from sources in our collection. This includes items in any of our branch libraries. This services is free of charge for NC State University students, faculty, staff, and Centennial Campus Partners. NC State University Friends of the Library and non-NC State University patrons are charged a cost recovery fee. 

Delivery of bookBot materials

NC State University Libraries affiliates and guests may request books, whole journal volumes, article copies, and microforms from the Hunt Library bookBot. 

More information about the Hunt Library bookBot

Delivery of NC State University materials from one library to another

NC State University students, faculty, staff, and Library patrons may request available materials to be held at the NC State University library of their choice (Hill, Hunt, Design, METRC, Natural Resources, Veterinary Medicine). To do so, look up the book in our catalog and click the green "Request" button.

Distance learner services

Distance learners can request home delivery of books and digital delivery of articles. Please email the Tripsaver office directly if you are not enrolled in a distance program, but still require access to these services.

Book and article delivery for distance learners

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.

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