Document Delivery

The Document Delivery service supplies library-owned materials to current Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and students through PDF scans and physical item holds or delivery.

To request Document Delivery, please log into your Interlibrary Loan or ILL
account with your Michigan Tech username and password.

Electronic Delivery

Articles, papers, book chapters, etc., may be scanned from the library’s print collections and delivered electronically to the patron's interlibrary loan account. Patrons are notified by email when their materials are available (typically within 1-2 working days).

Physical Item Delivery


Patrons  at campus locations may request books and other eligible physical items using their Library Account or the Book/Media request form in their ILL account. Items are held at the library’s Circulation Desk and patrons are notified via email when their item(s) are available.
To facilitate access, the library provides a Proxy Service as well as Curbside Pick-up.


Books and other eligible physical items may be delivered through the U.S. Postal Service to any non-campus location. Items are loaned through the patron's Library Account and mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Delivery is generally within 10-14 days. Patrons are responsible for all return shipping costs. Timely return of borrowed materials is the patron's responsibility and all Circulation policies apply.

Other Accomodations

Patrons in need of additional or alternative delivery options are encouraged to contact ILL staff at or 906-487-3207.

Service Restrictions

  1. The library does not provide Document Delivery service for:
    • Materials available online.
    • Productivity tools or laptops.
    • Physical items from special collections, or the University Archives & Historical Collections.
    • Physical items with a loan period of less than five weeks (e.g. reserve items, bound journals, and standards).
    • Any items deemed too fragile for scanning or delivery.
  2. In accordance with United States Copyright law and related guidelines, the library may refuse a request that might violate copyright law.