What can I request?

What can I request?

Types of material you can request through Document Delivery include:

  • books
  • book chapters
  • CDs and DVDs
  • articles from journal or other periodicals
  • conference papers or proceedings
  • microfilm and microfiche
  • archival material
  • dissertations and theses

What can't I request?

Certain materials are rarely available for Document Delivery:

  • full ebooks (if you need more than 20% of the book, you'll need to request a physical copy of the book)
  • rare and valuable books
  • books difficult or expensive to mail
  • reference material
  • books published very recently
  • textbooks sold at the MUN Bookstore

We'll let you know if we can't find an item for you. Other options, such as purchasing a copy of the item, may be possible.

Certain collections from Memorial University Libraries cannot be lent due to their irreplaceable nature. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • rare books
  • archival material
  • Newfoundland and Labrador microfilm (e.g. Evening Telegram)
  • items from the Centre for Newfoundland Studies
  • reference material