Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (IDD): Home Delivery

A Guide to all IDD Services

Who is Eligible for Home Delivery?

Home Delivery is available for distance-based users including students, staff, and faculty. 

USC Libraries defines a Distance User as a student who is currently enrolled in an official distance-based and/or online academic program.  A Distance Faculty as an instructor who teaches a course in an official distance-based and/or online program.

To view a complete listing of USC's distance and online programs, please visit USC Online.


  • We currently only ship to locations in the continental United State including Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Materials are shipped via UPS and require a street mailing address (no P.O. boxes).
  • If you have an APO/FPO address, we will send material via First Class US Mail.
  • If you do not meet the Distance User qualifications listed above, we may be able to make a temporary exception.  Please contact us at for more details.

How Does Home Delivery Work?

To request a loan of a book, sign-in to your IDD account and click on the Home Delivery option under Borrow.

Please note the following before submitting your request:

  • If you are unable to receive UPS packages at your home address, please contact us at or call (213) 740-4020.
  • Return postage is available upon request.  See below for details. 
  • Renewals can be requested by following these instructions, however not all items are eligible for renewal.  If you do not see the title in your account, please contact us
  • Loan periods may vary and cannot be guaranteed for the entire semester.
  • Unfortunately, audio-visual materials (videos, DVDs, CDs, etc.) are currently not available for Home Delivery services.

Return Postage

Return postage is available upon request.

Here's what you need to know: 

  1. When you are ready to return your item(s), please contact us first to request return postage.
  2. We will then email you a UPS return label that you can print and use to send your items back to us.
  3. Drop off your item at any UPS Store or retail location that accepts outgoing UPS shipments.
  4. Be sure to keep a record of your UPS tracking number information in case of loss or misdelivery.

UPS is the only return shipping option available at this time.

Items must be returned to:

USC Libraries
ATTN: Document Delivery
Leavey Library Rm 110A
650 W. 35th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571

Contact Us

USC Libraries, IDD

(213) 740-4020


San Diego Academic Center Users

San Diego Academic Center students & faculty: USC library and ILL books can be returned for free if dropped off at the center.

Contact Meryl J. Livingston 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