Unfortunately, audio-visual materials (videos, DVDs, CDs, etc.) are currently not available for Distance User home delivery services. This is due to short term circulation time and other restrictions placed upon the material by lending libraries.
Document Delivery Articles and Chapters
IDD's Document Delivery service provides article and book chapter requests from USC-owned journals, books, and other materials. These documents are scanned and posted on our server for easy access. The patron receives a link to the electronic document via e-mail to view, download, or print.
The following USC statuses are eligible for Document Delivery services:
- USC Faculty member
- USC Staff
- Graduate student
- Student enrolled in a Distance Education Course
Please Note: Although Undergraduate students are not eligible for full document delivery services, they can request articles and book chapters held in off-campus locations such as Grand Avenue Library, East Storage, or Government Documents.
There is no charge or fee for using this service at this time.
To submit a request for document delivery, fill out an ILLiad article request form or book chapter request form with as much citation information as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or call IDD at (213) 740-4020.
Distance Users - Home Delivery
The requested materials are delivered directly to your home via UPS. When you are finished using the material, you can return the items back to the libraries, however please note that you are responsible for return postage. Instructions and address information will be included with your home delivery package. If for some reason are unable to receive UPS packages at your home address, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 740-4020.
If you are not currently registered to use the ILL/Document Delivery system (ILLiad), go to the ILLiad main page:
To view an informative video about Document Delivery services for Distance Users, please see Libraries4Me@USC ILLiad/IDD.
PLEASE NOTE: We currently cannot ship USC-owned or ILL-borrowed materials to international addresses at this time.
ATTN: San Diego Distance Users
ATTN San Diego Academic Center students & faculty: USC library and ILL books can be returned for free if dropped off at the center. Contact Meryl for more details:
Meryl J. Livingston
Administrative Assistant II
San Diego Academic Center
USC | School of Social Work
16870 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127-1671
Tel: 858 675 0167, Ext. 200
Fax: 858 675 0857