Document Delivery

The Document Delivery service delivers library-owned materials to Michigan Tech faculty, staff, graduate students, and disabled students through the ILLiad system. Eligible materials include book chapters, current journal articles, conference papers, certain maps, DVD/CD/VHS, and any materials with a loan period of at least 5 weeks. Print resources which can be digitally scanned are deposited to patrons' ILLiad account. All other materials will be sent to patrons' location by inter-campus mail or U.S. mail.

To request or download resources, please login to ILLiad with your valid ISO password.

Electronic Delivery

Patrons are notified by email when their materials are available for download (typically within 2-3 working days). eResources do not need to be returned to the library.

Eligible MaterialsDelivered To
Book Chapters
  • Electronic Dropbox
Current journal articles
Conference papers
Certain maps
Any material with a loan period of 5+ weeks

Inter-campus Mail Delivery

Physical resources may be delivered through campus mail to any campus location. Resources are checked out through the patron's Library Account. Timely return of loaned resources is the patron's responsibility and all circulation policies apply.

Delivery to all campus locations, including:

  • Advanced Technology Development Complex
  • Citizen's Bank Building
  • Great Lakes Research Center
  • Keweenaw Research Center
  • Lakeshore Center
Eligible MaterialsDelivered To
Books
  • Campus locations, including:
  • Advanced Technology Development Complex
  • Citizen's Bank Building
  • Great Lakes Research Center
  • Keweenaw Research Center
  • Lakeshore Center
VHS
CDs & DVDs
Book chapters *
Current journal articles *
Conference papers *

U.S. Mail Delivery

Physical resources may be delivered through U.S. mail to any non-campus location. Resources are checked out through the patron's Library Account and mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Patrons typically take delivery within 10 days. The library will typically subsidize up to $40 of the delivery costs. Patrons are responsible for all return costs. Timely return of borrowed materials is the patron's responsibility and all circulation policies apply.

Delivery to all non-campus locations, including:

  • Ford Forestry Center
  • Michigan Tech Research Center
Eligible MaterialsDelivered To
Books
  • Non-campus locations, including:
  • Ford Forestry Center
  • Michigan Tech Research Center
VHS
CDs & DVDs
Book chapters *
Current journal articles *
Conference papers *

Service Restrictions

  1. The library does not provide Document Delivery service for:
    • Resources already available online (e.g., electronic book or electronic journal subscriptions).
    • Resources from our reference collection, or Archives & Historical Collections.
    • Resources with a loan period of less than five weeks (e.g., entire current journals and certain maps).
    • Fragile resources may be excluded at the library's discretion (e.g., special collections resources).
  2. Patrons are limited to 5 requests per day.
  3. According to its copyright policy, the library may refuse a request that might violate copyright law.

Circulation Policy

Patron Responsibilities

  • Present your Van Pelt and Opie Library or Courtesy Borrowing Card to check out any material.
  • Renew or returning all material by the due date.
  • Read and respond to all library notices promptly.
  • Notify the library if your card is lost or stolen.
  • Pay any fines or fees for late return or non-return of library materials checked out on your card.
  • Notify the library of a change in address, including email.
  • Contact the library if material charged on your card is lost or stolen.

Fees and Fines overdue materials

  1. Borrowed items kept beyond their due date are overdue. The library will send regular overdue notices to the patron via email or text. Please see the library’s Borrowing Rules and Fees chart for details.
  2. Loss of borrowing privileges will occur if
    • 3 items are overdue, or
    • A recalled item is overdue.
  3. If an item is recalled by a patron, fines of $1/day will accrue starting on the due date in the recall notice.
  4. Library patrons will receive e-mail warning notices 5 days prior to the due date. At that time patrons may:
    1. Renew the items:
    2. Return the item by the due date
  5. Library patrons will receive 3 warning notices. If the item is not returned within 3 weeks of the due date, the patron will be billed for the item plus a $10 processing charge.