Whether it's an article from a journal, a book, or a chapter of a book, our InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery (IDD) service will get you the item you need. (Note: If your program is through the Health Sciences, Dental School or Law program, you will use their interlibrary loan - See New User Registration). InterLibrary Loan provides free services to distance (and local) learners with registration:
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For information about policies and fines, or to contact IDD staff: Read more details about IDD.
Access Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (IDD) from a direct link, from the USC Libraries Locations and Services drop-down menu or the link from the USC Libraries homepage
Now click on the IDD link
This first time you visit IDD, you will be taken to the New User Registration screen.
One you are registered, you will come immediately to the Main Menu.
When our IDD staff has processed the request, you will receive an email indicating the process is complete.
At any time, you can check the status of your order. Click on the Transaction number (e,g, 769670) under Outstanding Requests to view your requested item. You may then:
You will receive an email as soon as your item arrives, whether to be checked out or as a pdf. Check the status of an Outstanding Request by clicking on the number under Transaction (see Reviewing your Order)
Where there are no Outstanding Requests, your item has arrived (or you have received notification of a problem with your order).
Click the link under Request History to access articles you have ordered.
Click on View to access your article.
The IDD System is for all faculty, staff and students other than those in the following programs.
Fill out the form
Once you have filled out the form, click Submit information.
You will then be taken to the Main Menu.