The Interlibrary Loan Office delivers books and other materials to departmental offices on the Newark campus through the University’s Campus Mail Services.
Eligibility and Policies
All University of Delaware faculty and staff on the Newark campus are eligible for this service.
All books that are available to be checked out in the Morris Library, Chemistry Library, Library Annex, Marine Studies Library, and Physics Library will be delivered. Items that have been requested on Interlibrary Loan and that are permitted to leave the Library also will be delivered.
Items from Special Collections and the Student Multimedia Design Center are not eligible for campus delivery. Film & Video Collection materials also are not eligible for campus delivery. Due to their short loan periods and the time-sensitive nature of media booking, campus mail is not a suitable delivery method. (Scheduled Film & Video items may be returned via campus mail.)
Items that cannot be easily mailed, such as multi-volume sets and large items, may be excluded from this service at the discretion of Interlibrary Loan staff. Materials received through Interlibrary Loan that are restricted to use only in the Morris Library or which have a loan period that is shorter than one week will not be delivered. If an item cannot be delivered, you will receive a notification that the material is being held for you to pick up at the Morris Library.
Materials may be returned in person to the Morris Library or by campus mail addressed to the Interlibrary Loan Office, Morris Library.
All items will be checked out to your Library Account (for University of Delaware items) or your Interlibrary Loan account (ILL items), and you will be responsible for them while they are in transit. Items checked out from University of Delaware Library will be checked out in accordance with your borrower status. Items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan have variable due dates which are assigned by the lending library.
Placing Office Delivery Requests
To request an item for Office Delivery, use the Get This For Me! button in DELCAT Discovery. Alternatively, log in to your Interlibrary Loan account and complete the Loan Request form. Select “Deliver to Campus Office” for the line that asks for your delivery preference.
Items will be delivered to the building in the campus address on file for you in the University of Delaware Directory. You will receive an email from the Interlibrary Loan Office when your item has been packaged for shipment through Campus Mail Services. Items will typically arrive within four business days.