Moving to Tipasa

Learn about what to expect during an implementation of Tipasa.

Watch an overview of Tipasa

Learn what's included with Tipasa

We launched Tipasa in 2017 and it's regularly enhanced on a bi-monthly basis with new features and functionality. To make sure that Tipasa meets your library's needs:

Better understand the implementation process

Our dedicated team has guided more than 280 libraries through their Tipasa implementation. And with our cohort implementation model, you will join a small group of libraries implementing Tipasa together. You will share a common curriculum, meeting schedule, and timeframe.

Implementation cohorts begin monthly and your library can go fully live with Tipasa in 5-8 weeks. A Tipasa expert will be happy to provide additional details about the process, including target start dates, who in your library to involve, available training, and more.

The Tipasa team

Get involved


Here at OCLC, we're committed to collaborating with libraries to continue developing Tipasa features and functionality. We'd like to work with you to learn more about the needs of your library staff and patrons.

Opportunities for getting involved include activities such as usability testing, general workshops and discussions. To learn more:

Talk with an expert

Need to know more? A Tipasa expert will be happy to talk with you about your library's ILL workflows and needs.

Schedule a demo

We encourage you to first view the recorded demos on Tipasa's key features, but we are also happy to offer a live, customized demo for your team to see Tipasa in action and ask questions.

Request a price quote

A Tipasa expert can provide a price quote. Even if you aren’t ready to implement Tipasa, feel free to request a quote for planning purposes.

Resources for WMS libraries

Resources for Ex Libris Alma libraries

Resources for RapidILL libraries

Member stories

Tipasa is making resource sharing more efficient for a wide variety of libraries. Learn more about how your peers are using the service.

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University of Gloucestershire

Delight library users by transforming their borrowing experience

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Optimize interlibrary loan services with new technology

Learn how Kutztown University made interlibrary loan processes more efficient.

University of Saint Francis member story

Share resources with fewer clicks

Discover how the University of Saint Francis simplified interlibrary loan for staff, student workers, and library users.

Tipasa, the world’s first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, allows you to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests, automate routine borrowing and lending functions, and provide an enhanced patron experience. You can meet users’ needs without heavy IT support, server management or extensive configuration and training.

Service availability

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    Available in Australia, New Zealand and the United States

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