Help Accessing Materials
You are likely to discover books or articles that are the perfect sources for your research, but which are not held by the University of Delaware Library, particularly when using DELCAT Discovery, which contains items from libraries around the world. The Interlibrary Loan Office, located on the first floor of the UD Library, works to get you these items- for free!
Search DELCAT Discovery to identify useful research materials that other libraries may have. If an item is marked “WorldCat Libraries”, as in the first example below and not “University of Delaware Library” as in the second example, that indicates that the item is not owned by UD, and your best bet will therefore be to use Interlibrary Loan to get it from another library.
Books that you request through Interlibrary Loan will be delivered to the Morris Library for you in about two weeks. Articles Requested through Interlibrary Loan will arrive in your Interlibrary Loan account in about two business days.
Remember, if you leave yourself enough time, Interlibrary Loan can get you almost anything… from almost anywhere!