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About Document Delivery

USC Library document delivery and inter-library loan service may be used by eligible students & staff to obtain books, journal articles and other resources from external sources for use in research and scholarship activities when the item is not available from the USC Library collections.



  • USC Teaching and Research staff for teaching, research and scholarship activities
  • USC Professional staff for projects supporting the business of the University
  • USC Postgraduate students
  • USC students enrolled in Honours programs (a limit of 10 requests per student, per year)


  1. For Journal Articles ensure you have searched Google Scholar as the item may be accessible there
  2. Log in to the Library and search for the item
  3. If the item does not appear in your results, select Expand results beyond USC Library
  4. Find the item in the results and click on the title. (If no results - see Citation Search section below)
  5. Select the Document delivery request, fill in the additional information and select Request
  6. Your request is now submitted.

If you are unable to locate the item in the Library Search, follow the steps below.

  1. Select Citation Search from the top menu
  2. Enter as many details as possible and click Submit
  3. Select the Document delivery request, fill in the additional information and select Request

If you have any enquiries, contact Document Delivery

Log into the Library to monitor progress on your document delivery request in the My Account. Click on Requests.

Due to the closure of all USC Libraries in response to COVID-19, physical items cannot be supplied until further notice. Documents are delivered to your USC email address (e.g. journal articles).

Contact us

Document delivery


Document Delivery Requests Via Library Discover


Video guide to document delivery

How to submit requests through the Library Discover search and track them from your library account.

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