Document Delivery is the best way to access books and journal articles that aren't available at Dal. With Document Delivery, your requested item will be delivered to you at your chosen Dal library location or electronically through email. Delivery time ranges from 1-3 business days for articles or three business days to one month for books (depending on the location of the holding library).
There are three ways to submit a Document Delivery request.
If the resource you are looking for is not available at Dalhousie but appears in the Novanet catalogue at other libraries, it can be ordered through Novanet Express. You will be emailed when the book is available for pickup.
If you find a journal article in a database, you can check to see if Dal has access to the article through the Get it @ Dal button. Articles are delivered electronically through email.
If you know the citation information for the item, such as title and author, you can order it through the Document Delivery webpage.
For more information on any of these methods, watch the Document Delivery video tutorial on the Dalhousie Libraries YouTube channel. Or, if you are a distance student, watch the Document Delivery for Distance Students video.