Document Delivery

Document Delivery is available for all Brandeis faculty, staff, and students. With Document Delivery you can request scanned copies of print or microform materials in the Brandeis Library collection. 

To submit a Document Delivery request, sign in to your Interlibrary Loan Account with the button below and fill out the Article or Book Chapter request forms.  Submit only one article or book chapter per request form.

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Account

Document Delivery Policies

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What can be requested through Document Delivery?

You can request scans (PDF copies) of individual articles or book chapters, from books, journals, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, reports, newspapers, or microfilm held in the Brandeis Libraries.

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What cannot be requested through Document Delivery?
  • We cannot scan an entire book, or an article or chapter that exceeds 50 scanned pages, or an amount that exceeds copyright Fair Use.

  • We cannot guarantee to process more than 5 requests per day per patron, due to the large number of requests we receive.

  • Library materials in Archives and Special Collections, that are currently on reserve, items that are checked out to you or that are on hold for you, are not eligible for this service.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long will it take to receive my request?

Scans from print resources will be available within 2 business days. Scans from microfilm may take a little longer. 

You will receive an email notification when the article or book chapter is ready, they are delivered electronically as PDFs to your Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery account. The files can be viewed under Electronically Received Articles/Book Chapters in your Interlibrary Loan account.

You have 30 days to view or download articles or book chapters before they are automatically deleted from the system.

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How can I check my request status?

Log in to your Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery account. Under the View section, click Outstanding Requests. You will then be directed to a page with a list of all your active requests with their corresponding statuses. If you click on the transaction number of a request, you can view detailed information regarding that request.

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How do I sign up for an account?

First-time users need to register with their UNet ID and password via the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery login page. Fill in the User Information form when prompted. You only need to do this your first time.