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Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library

Document Delivery

Submit your request using the Request an Article form.

A tutorial is available for instruction on how to use the online form.


If you need a book chapter or article that is available in the Library’s print collection, you can request a Document Delivery. Document Delivery services are available to students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Requests

Pomona Campus students faculty and staff may request book chapters or journal articles that are available from our collection.

Students enrolled in distance education programs or who are on rotations may request books or media items that are available for checkout.


Delivery

There is no guarantee as to when Document Delivery items will arrive. Although turnaround time is generally 24 hours.

You will be notified by email when your requested item is available. Articles arrive in electronic form and you will receive instructions on how to retrieve them by email. Articles will only remain available for 30 days and will be automatically deleted after this time due to copyright restrictions. Failure to retrieve requested materials may result in a cost recovery fine to the requestor and suspension of privileges.


Information on Lending and Copyright Law

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.