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RapidILL (OCLC symbol RAPID) is a service that allows Tipasa libraries with a subscription to RapidILL to submit and respond to copy requests through RapidILL from within the Tipasa interface.

When a library with RapidILL enabled creates a request in Tipasa with RAPID in the lender string, a new request in RapidILL is created. RapidILL tries the request with one lender at a time, selected from a pod, or group of libraries. If one of those lenders is also using Tipasa, a new lending request will be generated in Tipasa to reflect the RapidILL request. In this way, RapidILL requests differ from other ILL requests. For all other OCLC requests, the Tipasa borrower and lender will share the same request ID, but with RapidILL requests, even if the borrower and lender are both Tipasa users, they will each have a different request ID. The reference ID is used to map the Tipasa request to the RapidILL request.


  • Manage borrowing requests
    Find information about sending borrowing requests to RapidILL in Tipasa, as well as information about RapidILL holdings.
  • Manage lending requests
    Learn how to fulfill, decline, resend, and close a RapidILL request in Tipasa.
  • Set up RapidILL
    Learn how to set up RapidILL in Tipasa using OCLC Service Configuration and your RapidILL account and find information about disabling RapidILL.