Document Delivery Service

Our Service

Delivery of books from the Hesburgh Libraries to Notre Dame Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff to designated delivery locations. We are not able to deliver materials that are non-paper formats (videocassette, CDs, etc.), in non-circulating collections, and Reserve items.

Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students may also request photocopies of articles.

How to Request Document Delivery?

For books:
  • From the Library Home Page

Once you locate an item on the library home page  (a book from the catalog or a journal article in an index), click on the “FindIt” icon; then click on the “Deliver it to me” link.

For articles:

  • From the ILL/Document Delivery Request Form

Log onto Interlibrary loan and document delivery site with your NetID and password. Select “Document Delivery Article”, fill out the necessary information, and submit.

Where will the material be delivered?

Faculty and Administrative staff: Books will be delivered to your department office address.

Students: Your books will be available for pickup and checkout on the holding shelves at the Hesburgh library of your choice (exception Kresge).

Articles are delivered via the web unless you indicate a preference for paper copies; paper copies are sent to your departmental office or branch library.

If you have any questions, contact Document Delivery at (574) 631-2261 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

If I order a large number of items at once, will I receive them all the next day?
Our goal is to process and complete your request within 24 hours; however, we may not be able to fill all requests within a day if traffic is exceptionally busy. Please note that department deliveries are delivered by campus mail Monday though Friday and may take an extra few days to arrive at your location.

If I have a research assistant, can I authorize him or her to use the document delivery service?
Yes. Faculty can authorize a research assistant to order Document Delivery materials for him or her. Faculty should first obtain a proxy card from the Hesburgh Library circulation desk.

Other Questions?
Contact the Document Delivery unit at (574) 631-2261; or email