This term means different things at different university libraries. At Georgia Southern’s Henderson Library, it refers to supplying articles from our print journals and checking out and mailing books from our collection to the user. Users who are eligible for this service are Faculty and Distance Learners.
Distance Learners are currently enrolled Georgia Southern students who live more than 30 miles from Statesboro or Savannah and don't come to campus for any classes during a semester. They are eligible for ILL service and Document Delivery service via their ILLiad accounts. Scanned copies of articles or chapters are delivered electronically, whether owned by us or another library. Any books owned by our library are charged out to them and mailed to their homes with a postage-paid return label. Any books borrowed from another library are also mailed to their homes with the return label. The mailed items need to be returned to our library packaged securely and by the due date.
If you are a Georgia Southern Graduate Student away from the area during the summer, you will also qualify for Document Delivery until you are back in the area.
Keep your ILLiad contact information up-to-date! We don't want to mail books to the wrong address.
Georgia Southern University faculty are eligible for Document Delivery services as well as Interlibrary Loan. Any item needed as a loan or photocopy can be requested via an ILLiad account. If we own the item, we will supply it from our library. If we don't own the item, we will request it from another library. Articles will be delivered electronically via the ILLiad account. Books and other borrowed items are mailed to faculty offices or are picked up at the checkout/reserves desk, as is anything deemed "library use only" by owning library such as newspaper microfilm. Faculty on Educational Leave or away from Statesboro for the summer can have books mailed to their current address.