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PALShare is a service of PALNI member schools. As a benefit of membership in PALNI, currently registered Wabash students, faculty and staff may check materials out from any of the other 21 schools and have it delivered to Wabash within 2 to 4 days.
How does PALShare work?
PALShare allows you to borrow an item from another PALNI school.
Once you have requested an item via PALShare, the item is placed on hold until we receive it.
After we receive the item, the item is checked out to you and placed on the hold shelf at the Circulation Desk for pickup.
When you are done with the item, you return it to the labeled crate on the Circulation Desk.
Note, when you borrow an item via PALShare, you are borrowing it directly from the other PALNI school. Overdue notices will be sent by the lending library.
Who may use this service? Current Wabash College faculty, staff and students.
What may be borrowed via PALShare? Books and Media
If the item is available at a PALNI school and Wabash does not own it or it is unavailable for check out, you will see a Request PALShare Item button.
Click on the button to go to the confirmation page.
If you are not currently logged into you library account, you will be presented with the login page.
Once you are on the "Request a hold for this item" page, click the Submit button. You do not need to change the pickup location or set a hold schedule.
Note, you are technically placing a hold on an item at another PALNI school. Once the item is received at Wabash, it is then checked out to you.
How long may I keep an item?
Books - 60 days
Media - 14 days
Are renewals allowed? No
How is PALshare different from Interlibrary Loan? With PALShare, you are borrowing an item directly from another institution. The transaction is between you and the lending library. With Interlibrary Loan, the library is borrowing an item on your behalf. The transaction is between Wabash and the lending library.
How do I see what I have on hold or checked out via PALShare? Login to you library account to see what is on hold or checked out to you.
What is PALNI? The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana is a non-profit organization established in 1992, and provides sophisticated resource-sharing and library automation services to the libraries of its 22 supported institutions.
What does PALNI stand for? The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
PALNI Member Schools: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Ancilla College, Anderson University, Butler University, Christian Theological Seminary, Concordia Theological Seminary, DePauw University, Earlham College, Franklin College, Goshen College, Grace College, Hanover College, Huntington University, Manchester University, Marian University, Oakland City University, Saint Meinrad Seminary, Taylor University, Trine University, University of Indianapolis, University of Saint Francis, Wabash College.