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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Policies & Procedures: Document Delivery

USC Libraries' Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery service (IDD).

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USC Libraries, IDD

Phone: (213) 740-4020


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Audio-Visual Materials

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

IDD's Document Delivery service offers home delivery of physical items to users currently enrolled in an official Distance-based Academic Program. Please note that an exemption may be made for temporary study off-campus but for a limited time only.  Please contact us at for more details. 

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 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:

USC Libraries Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery



PLEASE NOTE: We currently cannot ship USC-owned or ILL-borrowed materials to international addresses at this time.

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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

Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92127-1671

Tel: 858 675 0167, Ext. 200
Fax: 858 675 0857