Q. What is PALShare?
PALShare is a loan service between PALNI (Private Academic Libraries of Indiana) libraries with whom the library shares our WorldShare catalog. From the catalog you have the option of choosing to borrow an item from PALShare if we do not own it or if it is checked out and it is available from another PALNI institution. Items ordered through this service typically will arrive within a few days. If available, this is a quicker option than Interlibrary Loan. If an item is available through PALShare, a button will show up in the Trine Online Catalog on the item page that says, "Request Item through PALShare". Click the button, log on with your Trine University username and password, select a pick-up location, and click Submit.
- All books ordered through PALShare have a loan period of 60 days
- All DVDs and CDs have a loan period of 14 days
- PALShare items may not be renewed
What's the difference between PALShare and InterLibrary Loan (ILL)? Find out more at this link!