J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Document Delivery

The Document Delivery service supplies library-owned materials to Michigan Tech faculty, staff, graduate students, and temporarily or permanently disabled students, faculty, and staff. Scanned items are delivered to the patron's Interlibrary Loan account. Physical items are sent to the patron's location by inter-campus mail or U.S. mail.

To request or download resources, please login to Interlibrary Loan with your ISO credentials.

Electronic Delivery

Articles, papers, book chapters, etc.,may be scanned from the library’s print collections and delivered electronically. Patrons are notified by email or text when their materials are available (typically within 2-3 working days).

Inter-campus Mail Delivery

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

Delivery to all campus locations, including:

  • Advanced Technology Development Complex
  • Huntington Bank Building
  • Great Lakes Research Center
  • Keweenaw Research Center
  • Lakeshore Center

U.S. Mail Delivery

Physical resources may be delivered through U.S. mail to any non-campus location. Resources are borrowed through the patron's Library Account and mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Delivery is generally within 10 days. Patrons are responsible for all return shipping costs. Timely return of borrowed materials is the patron's responsibility and all circulation policies apply.

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. current journal issues and certain maps).
    • Fragile resources may be excluded at the library's discretion (e.g., special collections resources).
  2. In accordance with United States Copyright law and related guidelines, the library may refuse a request that might violate copyright law.