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Document Delivery


The Document Delivery service allows patrons to request the following types of items that are not immediately available at the ACG libraries.

Type of item Eligible patrons Submit request via ...
Articles and book chapters that are not available at the ACG libraries, but are listed in Discovery.





Articles and book chapters that are not available at the ACG libraries, neither listed in Discovery. Document Delivery Request Form

Scanned copies of articles from the microfilm collection available at the ACG, ALBA, and Pierce libraries.

Up to two (2) books from the British Library.

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Book Delivery Request Form

How to submit requests via Discovery

When the full text of an item is not available, you may submit a Document Delivery request by following the steps below.

1. Locate the item record in Discovery .

2. Find the "Request through Document Delivery" button under "Access Options" and click on it.

Request through Document Delivery button

3. Fill in the request form and click "Submit request".

Document Delivery Request Form

Electronic copies of articles and book chapters are usually available via email within ten (10) working days.


We are able to offer most items for free, however, charges may vary depending on the source of the item. If there is a cost associated with your request, which exceeds €5, we will contact you before purchasing. To pay for document delivery, you will need to come by the library.

Book requests

Faculty and staff can request books not available at the ACG Libraries from the British Library by submitting the Book Delivery Request Form .

No. of Requests Up to two (2) books at a time
Loan Period Three (3) weeks for each book
Costs Free - The library subsumes all costs

Due to copyright restrictions, articles and books from the British Library can only be provided in print. The books or their photocopies cannot be placed on reserve or distributed to your class.

Please return books on time or email us at [email protected] if you wish to renew them, to prevent fines to the library.