Help Accessing Materials
You might 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. You can use Interlibrary Loan to request articles and books. Please note that articles are delivered electronically, while print books can only be delivered to Morris Library and must be picked up there.
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, and you will be notified via email when they are available for pickup at the library. Articles requested through Interlibrary Loan will arrive in your Interlibrary Loan account in about two business days. You’ll get a notification via email and directions on how to download a PDF of the article.