Document Delivery is a free service available to Texas Tech faculty, staff, and students that allows patrons to request books, articles, and media, both in the Texas Tech Library and elsewhere.
In general, any item held by a library may be requested but some items may be more difficult to get a hold of than others.
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.
Requests may be made directly through your Document Delivery account or through a number of our databases.
To request through your Document Delivery account:
To request through our databases:
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.”
Students and staff can choose between Main Library, Architecture Library, or Law Library as a location to pick up the books they request through Document Delivery.
Items at the Main Library can be picked up with your Texas Tech ID in Library 130 or via Curbside Pickup between 8 am and 7 pm Monday – Friday, or at the East Desk any time the library is open.
Faculty and Distance patrons, please see the appropriate tab for more information.
Information in your Document Delivery account does not automatically update when you change it with the university. To update your address, status, or otherwise change your user 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.