Skip Campus Navigation

Christopher Center Library

Microform Content Delivery

What is Microform Content Document Delivery?

Microform Content Delivery is a service whereby main campus students, faculty, and staff can receive electronic delivery of campus-owned articles and documents found in the CCLIR microforms collection.

Microform Content Delivery Information:

Only items from the Christopher Center’s microform collection are eligible for delivery.

To use this service, please follow these steps:

Those eligible to use this service must log in to ILLiad to place your request.

If you have located an article or document that you want that is held in the CCLIR microforms collection, make a note of the author, title, and relevant citation information. For journals or newspapers, also note the volume, number, date, and page numbers. Enter your request via ILLiad.

How long does it take?

Depending on volume, we deliver within one business day (a weekday when which classes are in session). If a request is received by noon, Monday through Friday, the article(s) will be available in 24 hours or less. If the request is received Saturday or Sunday, the article(s) will be available by 5:00 p.m. on Monday.

An e-mail will be sent to you by the ILLiad system when the material is ready. Log-in to ILLiad to retrieve your request. Requested items will be posted as a PDF file.

If we find that we do not own the material you requested, we will request it via Interlibrary Loan from another library.


Quantity: If there are large numbers of requests from the same patron, we may limit the number we will process in a given day. Requests for more than 10 articles at one time will require additional processing time and may not be delivered within one business day. If you need many documents from our microform collection, a Circulation Manager would be happy to show you how to use the microform equipment.

Size: There is a 40 page limit per article or document. Should you request document with more than 40 pages, we will scan the title page and contents and ask you to select the chapters or sections you need. A Circulation Manager would be happy to show you how to use the microform equipment enabling you to view the chapters and sections, and select those you would like to have scanned and delivered.

How much does Document Delivery cost?

There is no charge for current Valparaiso University students, staff, or faculty.

If you have questions about this service, contact Sam Simpson, Circulation Manager (464-5799).

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about interlibrary loan and ILLiad can be found here: