Document Delivery


Document Delivery enables members of the Temple University faculty to request scans from print items owned by Temple at the Paley, Ambler, and Health Sciences libraries. 

Regardless of whether or where Temple owns a particular journal or book, faculty may request scans by signing in through the TUGateway from the catalog record in Library Search. Once the request has been made, library staff will locate and deliver a link to a pdf of the requested material directly to your e-mail. 

Requests for scans of up to 20% of a book, to be capped at 50 pages will be eligible for fulfillment through Document Delivery. In addition, eligible patrons must make one unique request for each individual serial article they wish to have scanned.

For items that are on-shelf at one of the above listed libraries, a scan will be supplied within 1-3 business days. If the requested item is missing, checked out, or not owned, and you already have an ILLiad account Document Delivery will submit an Interlibrary Loan request to our partner libraries. 

It is recommended that any faculty choosing to use Document Delivery take a moment to register for their ILLiad account which is open to all current Temple faculty, staff, and students. Turnaround times for items requested via ILL are dependent on the lenders ability to supply us with the required document(s).

For queries about Document Delivery or ILLiad services, please e-mail or call 215-204-0754 and we will be happy to work with you to support your research and instructional needs.