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

A Guide to all IDD Services

Request Overview

You can request the following: 

  • Books*
  • 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 UPC faculty, staff, or student 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, the item will sent over to Leavey Library for pick-up.  If it's not available from Norris, it will be processed as a normal interlibrary loan book.

**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.

***Requesting Microfilm/Microfiche:

COVID-19 Update -- Onsite Microfilm scanner usage is suspended during Libraries' closure.

  • To use a digital microform scanner, please contact our offices at or (213) 740-4020 to schedule an appointment to use our equipment. 
  • Appointments can be scheduled for up to 4 hours during regular business hours.  We are located in the Leavey Library Administration Suite 114 on the 1st floor.
  • There is no charge to digitize from our microform scanner.
  • We strongly recommend you bring a flash drive or other storage device to save your scans.
  • Doheny Library also has a microform scanner for use which can be reserved at the circulation desk.
  • We can also digitize a microform on demand (subject to copyight guidelines).

Contact Us

USC Libraries, IDD

(213) 740-4020