Desktop Delivery

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.

Use your CampusID to make your requests in ILLiad.

Make a request 


Questions? Contact us through our Contact Interlibrary Loan form or call us at 404-413-2790.

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

  1. Use your Library ID to login to ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan system.
  2. From the “New Request” menu on the left, choose “Journal Article” or “Book Chapter.”
  3. Online only users – please indicate that you are only taking online courses in the notes field.

Faculty may contact the ILL office to request a proxy account – a separate ILLiad account for others to place and retrieve requests on your behalf. Once your proxy account has been established, you will receive an email with the account’s username and password for you to distribute at your discretion. You will be responsible for the materials borrowed through this account.

Requests are usually delivered in 3 business days; however, submissions of more than 5 simultaneous requests may take longer.
You will receive a notification to your GSU email account that your requested article has been delivered. Login to ILLiad to retrieve your article. It will remain in the system for 30 days.