Library Express Delivery Service

W&M Libraries provides delivery service to faculty and staff for books, dvds, and article/chapter scans. This service is fast, convenient, and easy to use.  Books and dvds will be checked out on your library account and delivered to your individual campus mailbox within two business days.  Materials requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) will also be delivered to your mailbox.  Requests by VIMS users may take an extra 1-2 business days for delivery to Hargis Library.

In order to participate in this service, you will need to have an individual department mailbox in a secure area accessible by the delivery service team Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm. Deliveries are normally made twice a day. Exceptions to the delivery schedule would be due to semester/holiday breaks or inclement weather.

If a journal article or book chapter is requested from an item in our offsite storage facility or the Swem Library stacks, it will be scanned and delivered electronically to your e-mail address or ILLiad account within two business days.

To request books and DVDs for delivery:

  • When viewing a record for an individual book or dvd title, click on the "Find and Request" button
  • Click on "Sign-in" for more options button
  • Log in using your W&M user id and password
  • Click on the "Request" button
  • For Pick-up location, choose either Swem Library (item will be held at the Circulation desk for you) or Work Address (item will be delivered to your mailbox)
  • Click on the "Request" button

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If the item you need is checked out, you can click on the "Request" button which will place a hold in your name or you can click on the "Request from Interlibrary Loan" button.  In either case,  you will receive a notification when the item is available for delivery or to be picked up at the Circulation Desk at Swem Library.

To request a journal volume or article/chapter:

  • When viewing a record for a journal or book title, click on the "Find and Request" button
  • Click on "Sign-in" for more options button
  • Log in using your W&M user id and password
  • Click on the "Request" button
  • For Pick-up location, choose either Swem Library or Work Address  (you need to choose one in order to continue the request even though it is going to be scanned)
  • For a journal volume please fill in the Details box so we can retrieve the specific volume and for a scan from a journal article/book chapter please include the page numbers
  • Click on the "Request" button

 

If you have additional questions about the Library Express Delivery Service, please contact Gina Woodward, Delivery Service Coordinator, swemdocdelivery@wm.edu, or by phone at (757) 221-3081. You may also call the Circulation Desk at (757) 221-3072.