Document Delivery

What is Document Delivery?

Document Delivery is a method for providing requested materials directly to you by posting them on the Web, rather than mailing or emailing them. When current ERAU faculty, staff, or students request certain types of documents owned by the Hunt Library, the Document Delivery Department scans them as PDFs, posts them on the Web, and sends an email to the patron containing links to the documents. The posted documents can be retrieved from any computer with Internet access.

What Documents Can Be Posted on the Web?

Items that can be provided via Document Delivery include magazine and journal articles, book chapters, tables of contents (TOC), and other short items that meet copyright and space restrictions.

To order items through Document Delivery, please contact Ask a Librarian.

Due to copyright and space restrictions, books cannot be delivered via Document Delivery. Please use the Book Request Form to have a book delivered to you.

What Hardware/Software is Needed?

You will need a computer with Internet access to view the documents. In addition, the following software is necessary to access the documents:

  • Mac Users - These files are not compatible with the Mac Safari browser. Please install the Firefox browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer before attempting to open the files.
  • PC Users - Please be sure your computer has Adobe Acrobat Reader installed before attempting to open these files.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe website at https://get.adobe.com/reader.

If you need assistance in downloading this software, please use the contact information listed below.

How Can I Find Out More About Document Delivery?

For more information about Document Delivery, please see Frequently Asked Questions: Document Delivery or contact us at:

386-226-7656
800-678-9428

Ask a Librarian

 

NOTICE: Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

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. --37 C.F.R 201.14