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.

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

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.

To request books and DVDs for delivery:

  • Login to the catalog:
    When viewing a record for an individual book or DVD title, click on the title and then select the link "Request delivery to your faculty/staff mailbox" that appears near the bottom of the record. This will take you to the ILLiad login screen. Once you are logged in, you will see a pre-populated request form that you can finalize and submit. If you have not created an ILLiad account, you will be prompted to do so.
  • Submit an ILL book request form:
    If a book is not currently available for delivery from a William & Mary library, we will request a copy for you from another library on interlibrary loan and deliver it to your mailbox when it arrives.
  • Request a journal article or book chapter:
    Select "article/photocopy" or "book chapter" and submit your request.

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.