Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (IDD): Delivery Turnaround Time

A Guide to all IDD Services

Average Turnaround Time for All Requests

If the item requested is not owned by USC Libraries:

Average Interlibrary Loan Article Turnaround Time: 24-48 hours

Average Interlibrary Loan Physical Item Turnaround Time: 3-5 days


If the item requested is owned by USC Libraries:

Average Book Chapter/Article Turnaround Time: 24 hours

Average Home Delivery (Physical Item) Turnaround Time: 5-6 days*

Please note that more time may be required if:

  • The item is from a journal or periodical that is rare, difficult to obtain, or not yet published
  • The nature of the item (publication date, subject matter, demand, popularity)
  • The availability through local and national sources

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