*Standard deliver times:

  • Articles (2-4 days)
  • Load items (3-10 days)

*Materials may come sooner or take longer depending upon availability and mail delivery systems.

Explanation:  For items not available in TAMU libraries, the Document Delivery/Interlibrary (ILL) services staff members use several international interlibrary loan networks to place your requests. Requests are automatically routed to five or more libraries in a sequence. Each library has up to four days to respond to our orders. Delivery time depends on many factors, but the main variables are where the material is located and how quickly that library or supplier responds to requests. Library users should identify necessary sources well ahead of the due date of a paper or project.

If you need an item by a specific deadline, please indicate this date in the "not wanted after" section on the request form. Also, in the note field, leave a note for us, such as "RUSH, please." Staff members will make every effort to get the material to you in the shortest time possible. If we are unable to fill your request by the "not wanted after" date, your request will be canceled.


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