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Christopher Center Library Services

Document Delivery

What is document delivery?

Document delivery is a service whereby distance students, faculty, and staff served by Christopher Center Library Services can receive electronic delivery of campus-owned journal articles and other materials located in the CCLIR.

Delivery Information for articles

Requested items will be posted within a user's interlibrary loan account as a PDF file.

Delivery Information for books, CDs, and DVDs

Requested items will be delivered via U.S. Mail.

The library pays the cost of outgoing shipping; the borrower is responsible for paying return postage.

Article Delivery to Off-Campus/ Distance Learning Students and Faculty on Sabbatical

Valparaiso University Christopher Center Library Services provides free-of-charge article photocopying services for items we own for off-campus students and faculty who meet one of these criteria:

  • For (non-law) students: You live 30 or more miles from Valparaiso and you do not come to campus to attend class
  • For (non-law) faculty: You are on sabbatical and living at least 30 or more miles from Valparaiso
  • For (non-law) faculty: You are teaching abroad at one of VU's International Study programs

Book / CD / DVD Delivery to Off-Campus / Distance Learning Students and Faculty on Sabbatical

Valparaiso University Christopher Center Library Services will deliver via U.S. Mail books, CDs, and DVDs we own for off-campus students and faculty who meet one of these criteria:

  • For (non-law) students: You live 30 or more miles from Valparaiso and you do not come to campus to attend class
  • For (non-law) faculty: You are on sabbatical and living at least 30 or more miles from Valparaiso

    The library pays the cost of outgoing shipping; the borrower is responsible for paying return postage.

To use either of these delivery services, please follow these steps:

  1. Please complete the online Application Form (http://library.valpo.edu/forms/docdelivery.php). We will not process any requests until we have the Application form on file and it has been approved. You will be notified when your application is approved.
  2. Use ILLiad to place article requests. This is the same system used for Interlibrary Loan.
    - If you have not done so already, register for ILLiad.

If you have any questions about article delivery, please contact us at 219-464-5363 or ill (at) valpo.edu .

If you have any questions about the delivery of books, CDs, or DVDs, please contact us at 219-464-5500 or moecirc (at) valpo.edu.

To request an article

Log in to ILLiad and complete the Photocopy Request form.

To request a book, CD, or DVD

  • Locate the item you need via the library catalog.
  • Send an email to moecirc@valpo.edu stating that you are a distance patron requesting an item from the collection housed in the CCLIR.
  • Include the title, author(s), and call number of the item you need.
  • Include your name and mailing address. [Again, you must have completed the online Application Form (http://library.valpo.edu/forms/docdelivery.php). You must live 30 or more miles from Valparaiso and not come to campus to attend a class in order to use this service.]

How long does it take?

Please allow five working days for your article to be delivered. We cannot process rush orders.

For the delivery of books, CDs, and DVDs, we will ship the requested item within one business day—barring any unforeseen processing difficulties. The amount of time the Postal Service takes to deliver the item will vary. Priority or express mail is not an option.

Once I am accepted into the Document Delivery program, how long will my application last?

For students, applications are good until the end of the semester in which you apply. Each semester, you will need to reapply. For faculty, we ask you at the time of your application when your sabbatical/time abroad ends, and you will only need to apply once.

Important copyright notice

Staff reserve the right to refuse a photocopy order if that order is judged to be beyond the "fair use" exemptions of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, USC).

Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Reciprocal Borrowing Program

If you live in Indiana, you can apply for an ALI card at the circulation desk in the Christopher Center (http://library.valpo.edu/ali.html). Once you have this card, you may check out books from most Indiana academic libraries at no charge to you. To see a full list of participating libraries, see link above.