Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (IDD): What Can I Request?

A Guide to all IDD Services

Request Overview

You can request the following: 

  • Books (see note below)
  • Dissertations/Theses (hardcopy or digital)
  • Audio-visual material
  • Musical Scores
  • Microforms (Microfilm/microfiche)
  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Conference papers
  • E-books (subject to availability)

Requesting Books from Norris Medical Library:

If you are a University Park Campus (UPC) student, staff, or faculty and need a book from the Norris Medical Library, sign-in to your IDD Account and fill out a loan request form. If the item available from Norris Medical Library, the item will sent to Leavey Library for pick-up and you will receive an e-mail when it is ready.  If your request not available, it will be processed as a inter-library loan.

If you are a Health Sciences Campus (HSC), student, staff, or faculty, please see IDD and Health Sciences Campus

Requesting Audio-Visual Materials:

  • Audio-visual material such as DVD, CD, VHS, and other recordings are difficult to find. Please note that these types of requests may require more time to locate and borrow.
  • IDD may cancel requests for audio-visual materials at any time when abuse of the service is suspected.  This includes excessive requesting of popular films and television programs on DVD, audio books, and music CDs. 
  • IDD staff may request documentation from an instructor to confirm materials requested support research and/or coursework.

International Borrowing:

  • We are currently unable to borrow physical materials from international libraries or institutions due to high loss rate and long wait times for delivery.
  • Limited exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.
  • Please note that this does not affect obtaining scans or paper copies from international libraries.

Onsite Microfilm Scanner 

  • To use a digital microform scanner, please e-mail us at to schedule an appointment to use our equipment. 
  • Appointments can be scheduled for up to 4 hours during regular business hours 9 AM - 5 PM.
  • The scanning station is located in the Leavey Library Administration Suite 114 on the 1st floor.
  • There is no charge to digitize from the microform scanner.
  • We recommend you bring a flash drive or other storage device to save your scans.
  • We can also request that IDD digitize a microform for your, however please that the amount to be scanned is subject to copyright guidelines.

Contact Us

USC Libraries, IDD

(213) 740-4020