UA Delivery Overview
About UA Delivery
As a service to our faculty, staff, and students, the University Libraries provide delivery services for articles, books, and book chapters owned by any of our three libraries: Dewey Graduate Library, Science Library, and University Library. Every effort will be made to process all UA Delivery requests quickly and as staffing levels, request volumes, and copyright guidelines permit.
Materials can be requested through ILLiad, the software used by the University Libraries for Interlibrary Loan and UA Delivery Services.
Requests & Delivery Options
- Journal Articles and Book Chapters are delivered electronically through ILLiad. Book chapter requests are limited to one chapter per book. Lengthy article requests may be cancelled by library staff.
- Books and Media can be delivered to your ILLiad pick-up location from any of our three libraries unless the item is on shelf at your pick-up location.
- Items held in Storage can be delivered to any ILLiad pick up location, including the Science Library. For more information about the Library Storage Facility, see http://library.albany.edu/about/storage
- East Campus Faculty and Staff may request office delivery via intercampus mail for books and media from any of our three libraries or storage by selecting “East Campus” as their ILLiad pick-up location.
- Distance education students and patrons with disabilities may have materials mailed to their home address. For more information on distance education privileges, see: http://library.albany.edu/services/distance/. For more information on services for patrons with disabilities, please see: http://library.albany.edu/spwd/.
- Users must provide complete citations when completing request forms.
- For books that are charged out and delivered directly to a user, the user assumes responsibility for the book from the date of check out, and is responsible for returning the item by its due date.
Turnaround Time for Requests
The Libraries' goal is always to provide rapid delivery of books and articles. However, the Libraries cannot guarantee delivery within a specified time period.