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Document Delivery


For University of Illinois users, the fee-based DocExpress service provides desktop delivery of articles and chapters from journals and books held in the University's collection. Faculty and staff pay $3 per citation; students, $5. Tables of content may be requested to help researchers select articles or chapters. Documents are made available on the web in PDF format.

Placing a DocExpress Request

Note: When using DocExpress, you will need to arrange for payment after placing the request. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing office at 217-333-0832 to arrange payment. They accept the following payment methods: departmental (FOAPL) account and credit card (Visa and MasterCard).

Go to the Interlibrary Loan homepage and click University of Illinois DocExpress.

Login to DocExpress

Enter your NetID and password when prompted.

Click the DocExpress Request button.

DocExpress Request

Fill out the Request Information form and click Submit Request.

DocExpress Form


Delivery from non-University of Illinois Collections

University of Illinois users can request articles and chapters from journals or books not held at ILlinois by ordering them through the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Office. Documents are made available on the web in PDF format. This service is free for University of Illinois affiliates, and requests are normally filled in 7-10 days. More information and instructions for placing a request.

Electronic Reserves

E-Reserves for courses taught through Illinois can be found by searching the Course Reserves (in the Online Library Catalog) either by instructor or course number. Items available online will have links to full text PDFs.