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Interlibrary Loan

About Document Delivery

Document Delivery is a local service that provides article and book chapter scans from the UNLV Libraries' print collection (journals books and other materials) to UNLV students, faculty and staff. These documents are scanned and posted on our server for easy access and you receive a link to the electronic document via e-mail to view, download, or print.  There is no charge or fee for using this service at this time.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Who is Eligible?

The following UNLV statuses are eligible for Document Delivery services:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Graduate student
  • Undergraduate student
  • Student enrolled in a Distance Education Course

Submit a Request

To submit a request for document delivery:

  1. Request article/chapter scans through the ILLiad request form.
  2. On ILLiad’s Main Menu, under “New Request” click on the type of material you want.
  3. Enter as much information as possible.
    • Use the Notes Field for additional information.
  4. Click "Submit Request."

Do not submit multiple items on one request form.

  • Duplicate requests will be cancelled.
  • Up to three articles/chapters from a journal issue/book may be requested. 

Note: All requests are evaluated for copyright compliance and may be cancelled. 


  • Processing times vary depending on the volume of requests.
  • A maximum of 10 article requests per user will be processed per day.
    • Requests over the limit will be placed in a Held Request queue and will be processed in order of receipt the next business day.
  • Requests are for UNLV-related research only.
    • If your request is for personal use, please copy material yourself.
  • UNLV Libraries reserves are meant for physical check out. DDS services don't apply to reserve items. 
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