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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2022     Views: 351

PALShare is a loan service between PALNI (Private Academic Libraries of Indiana) libraries with whom the library shares our WorldCat Discovery catalog. From the catalog you have the option of choosing to borrow an item from PALShare if Butler Libraries do not own it for 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 Butler Online Catalog on the item page that says, "Request Item through PALShare". Click the button, log on with your Butler 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)?