What can be requested through Document Delivery?
Circulating library books, scanned copies of Earlham-owned print journal articles, and videos, DVDs, CDs, or other media items may be requested through Document Delivery. We also scan portions of non-circulating books, including reference materials, from the Earlham print collection. Copies of articles from journals owned by other libraries may be requested via Interlibrary Loan.
The following may not be requested through Document Delivery:
***Please note that all copy requests are subject to U.S. copyright law. In the case of making copies from a book, this means that the Libraries will copy no more than 10% or one chapter, (whichever is greater), of any one book under copyright.
How do I submit my request?
What are the borrowing policies and loan periods?
The loan period for most books is 60 days for seminary students and 120 days for faculty. The loan period for new books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and other media items is 14 days. Renewals may be requested unless another patron has requested the item. (Note: Renewals are NOT possible for DVDs.) The loan period will start on the day the item is shipped, and the items are to be received by the library on or before the due date in order to avoid late fines. All regular library policies regarding fines, lost book fees, renewal limits, etc. apply to Document Delivery books. Renew books by signing into your account in the online catalog.
All patrons need a library card or ID with barcode to check out materials. If you do not have one, contact Circulation Manager Traci Johnson at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and the library will gladly create one and mail it to you.
How will the item be shipped?
The patron is responsible for providing the library with a valid shipping address. If items are lost in shipping due to a faulty address on the part of the patron, the patron is responsible for replacement costs of the item.
Document Delivery materials are shipped by Priority Mail. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery. You will receive an email from the Earlham Libraries when items have shipped to you.
The library will pay for shipment of items to the patron. The patron is responsible for returning the items to the library, including shipping costs.
Please return items to:
Lilly Library-Document Delivery
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374
Earlham College • 801 National Road West • Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095