Document Delivery

Document Delivery



Access to Materials in UCLA Campus Libraries

The UCLA Library Document Delivery Service is the Library's fee-based document and book delivery service available to UCLA faculty, students, and staff.  Registered Document Delivery users can request copies of journal articles and chapters from books as well as borrow items owned by the campus libraries.

To register for Document Delivery services, you must be a current UCLA faculty, staff, or student with a valid BruinCard or library card.   A separate document delivery service is available for non-UCLA users.

The UCLA Library Document Delivery Service has its own website providing details about: registration; online registration form; requesting materials; fee schedule and delivery.

InterLibrary Loan For Materials Not Available in UCLA Campus Libraries

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service enables currently-enrolled UCLA students and currently-employed UCLA faculty and staff to borrow materials, such as books, articles, and book chapters that are not available at UCLA libraries, from other libraries both in this country and abroad. The service is free to eligible borrowers. This service is available for materials not owned by UCLA libraries or for items missing from campus collections. PDF copies or photocopies of artciles obtained via interlibrary loan generally are non-returnable; book loans are available subject to the owning library's lending policy.

Requested items usually arrive within three weeks after the request is submitted, although difficult-to-obtain items may take longer. Normal turnaround time for requests submitted through CDL Request is one to two weeks. Delivery time is related to the lending library's procedures, availability of materials, and the delivery service used.  Please be sure to allow enough time to receive requests.

Certain categories of material may not be available via interlibrary loan (e.g., complete issues of journals, audiovisual material, dissertations, and rare or fragile materials).

Citation Linker tools are available to request the loan of a book, article or book chapter.  Included at this site are service details such as:  General information, how to request an item, what may be requested, time to fill requests, borrowing time, items difficult to obtain, and responsibilities for the ILL borrower.

Content Developer: Arturo Esparza.  Last modified December 4, 2014.