Desktop Delivery is a service that provides electronic copies of physical materials held in GSU campus libraries, excluding Law Library materials. Available services vary by user group.Make a request
Services by User Group
|User Group||What can be requested?|
|Faculty||Articles and chapters from our print and microfilm collections|
|Graduate students||Articles and chapters from our print collections|
|Staff||Articles and chapters from our print collections|
|Professional Administrators||Articles and chapters from our print and microfilm collections|
|Undergraduates||Articles and chapters from print and microfilm collections not at their home campus library|
|Students taking only online courses.
(You must put a note in the notes field of the request form telling us you’re enrolled only in online courses.)
|Articles and chapters from our print and microfilm collections|
Copyright & Desktop Delivery
The Library has established guidelines for Desktop Delivery based on the copyright law of the United States and current practices in other academic libraries. The Library will not scan:
- More than one chapter from a book
- More than one article from a journal issue at your home campus library
- Articles or book chapters that are longer than 60 pages, or that constitute too much of a percentage of a total work
Requests that may violate copyright laws or excessive requests will be cancelled at the discretion of library staff. Required readings for current courses, materials held in Course Reserves, and items available in the Library’s online collections will not be delivered through this service. The article or chapter delivered to you via this service is for your own personal use. It may not be copied or distributed to others.
Frequently Asked Questions
To place a request
- Use your Library ID to login to ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan system.
- From the “New Request” menu on the left, choose “Journal Article” or “Book Chapter.”
- Online only users – please indicate that you are only taking online courses in the notes field.