The Shimberg Library staff will photocopy, for a charge, articles of journal and chapters of books, which are owned by the Library

Users can order photocopies online by submitting requests in the ILLiad system ( You may track the progress of your requests at any time by logging into ILLiad.

Have questions about ILLiad? Then check out our FAQ.

Photocopies are delivered to users by e-mail, mail or fax.

Web Delivery Service

  • Articles are scanned, converted into PDF format and stored on a Library web server.
  • You are notified by email when your article is available.
  • Simply click on the link provided in the body of the email message to read, print and/or download your article.
  • Please keep a copy of the e-mail that supplies the link to your article. We will be unable to provide the link again.
  • Adobe Reader is required to view the documents.
  • You will have access to your article for 14 days after you are notified. During that time you may view, print and/or download it. Once 14 days have passed, it will be automatically deleted from our server.
  • Be sure to give us an email address that you will check regularly, so that you will know when your articles come in and can view them promptly.
  • Also be careful to coordinate your ordering and your vacations/leaves so that the article does not arrive at an inappropriate time.
  • If you cannot immediately access the article, please try again later.


  • $6.00 per photocopy.
  • $6.00 surcharge for rush request.
  • Users who wish to charge to a department must follow certain audit procedures. Call the Library Services Desk at 974-8432 for instruction in these procedures.

Delivery Time Frame

  • Work begins immediately on a first come first serve basis.
  • Speed of delivery depends on the amount of requests received and staff available.

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