If the Library does not have the item or the item is not on the shelf, how can I get it?

Current and retired Texas Tech University faculty, students and staff are eligible to use Document Delivery / ILLiad services, which can borrow books, microfilm, videos and other research materials not owned by the TTU Libraries. Articles from journals/magazines or chapters from books are supplied in electronic format. ILL and Document Delivery requests can be submitted online through an ILLiad account. If requested books can be located within Texas or the region, delivery time is normally 4 to 7 days. Obtaining books from outside the state or region may take longer than a week.


The Document Delivery/Illiad service can be accessed by selecting the link from the navigation menu on the left.  The screenshot below highlights this selection.