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Basics of Library Research Workshop: Document Delivery

Learn about your Personal Librarian, database searching and print and online resources.

To create an ILLiad account

Visit library.ttu.edu/docdel.

Log in with your eRaider.

Fill in the User Information form when prompted. This lets us know who you are and how to contact you when your books arrive. You will only need to do this the first time you log in.

Click submit when done.

To change user information

Log into your Document Delivery account.

Under “Tools” in the left hand menu, select “Change User Information.”

Update your information accordingly.

Click “Submit Information.”

If you are a distance patron changing your address or if you are newly a distance patron, please contact our office via libraries.docdel@ttu or (806)742-2239 to verify your changes.

NEW: Options for Pickup Location

Students and staff can now choose between the University Library or Architecture Library as a location to pick up the books they request through Document Delivery.

To change your pickup location, log in to your Document Delivery – ILLiad account and select your preferred pickup location under "Change User Information." Please be aware items that arrive before you change your pickup location will still be available for pickup at the University Library.

Document Delivery

Document Delivery is an interlibrary loan service available free of charge to Texas Tech faculty, staff, and students that allows patrons to request books, articles, and media, both in the Texas Tech University Libraries and elsewhere.

In general, any item held by a library may be requested, but some items may be more difficult to obtain than others.

  • Consortial agreements between libraries prohibit the exchange of textbooks.
  • Entire volumes or issues of journals are generally non-circulating.
  • Rare items [very old books, unpublished manuscripts, etc.] are sometimes non-circulating. If this is the case, you are welcome to request that a portion be scanned.
  • Dissertations and theses are often but not always available. In some cases, we can help you purchase a personal copy if no there are no other options.
  • If you are looking for a rare or hard to find item and are not sure how to request it, feel free to ask our staff for assistance.

Each request is checked first for availability within our holdings and held for the requesting patron if it is available. If it is not available, we will request the item from other libraries for a short term loan. When your item is available, you will receive notification via email.

To request an item

Requests may be made directly through your Document Delivery account or through a number of our databases.

To request through your Document Delivery account:

  • Log in to your Document Delivery account.
  • Select the type of media you would like to request. For example, for a book, click on “Book.” For a journal article, “Journal/Article.” For a CD or DVD, “Media.”
  • Complete the form provided to the best of your ability. The more information you can give us about the item you need, the easier it is for us to find it and the quicker we will be able to get it for you. If you have information that does not fit in the usual citation fields, please include them in the “Notes” field.
  • Click “Submit Request.”
  • Your request should now appear in your “Outstanding Requests.”

To request through our databases:

  • Find the article or item in question in through the “Start Here” search on library.ttu.edu or through our databases.
  • Depending on the database you are in, click the “Request this,” “Request Item,” or “Get It!” button.
  • Log in with your eRaider.
  • Verify that the request page has been filled in correctly. Some or all of the citation for the item being requested may fill automatically.
  • Add additional information if necessary.
  • Click “Submit Request.”
  • Your request should now appear in your “Outstanding Requests.”

To receive your items

Articles, book chapters, and certain other items available as PDF are delivered electronically to your Document Delivery/ILLiad account. These items can be viewed under “Electronically Received Articles.”

Physical items, books, media, etc, are held in our office for pick up.

Bring your Texas Tech ID to Library 130 between 8 am and 7 pm Monday – Friday.

Pick items up at the main circulation desk any time the library is open.

Faculty and Distance patrons, please see the appropriate tab for more information.

Contact Us

Location:
Texas Tech University Library
Room 130, Ground Floor
806.742.2239
libraries.docdel@ttu.edu

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Document Delivery, University Library
Texas Tech University
Box 40002
Lubbock, TX 79409-0002

OCLC Symbol: ILU