Request an Article through the Document Delivery Service

The PG Library's Document Delivery Service allows you to request articles from periodicals to which the Library does not subscribe.  Library staff will then seek out the article through our vendors, publishers, or another library (interlibrary loan), and deliver it to you electronically.  The Library provides electronic document delivery to all currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty at Purdue University Global.

Fill out the form below to request an article.

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Note: Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, email assistance and other librarian services from PG Library staff will be unavailable from November 26 – November 29, 2020. Emails and requests received over the holiday weekend will be returned starting on Monday, November 30, 2020, when normal operations and services resume. During the holiday weekend, chat assistance from our librarian after-hours cooperative will still be available during regular hours.

About Article & Document Delivery

Please Note: 

  • Most article requests will be completed in 1-2 business days.
  • Rare or difficult to find materials can take up to 7-10 business days.
  • Students cannot request required, assigned readings and articles may not be shared with other students.
  • Our ability to fill your request may be limited by the availability of the requested document from our partner lenders and lending institutions.
  • Library staff are available to work on requests Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ET (excluding official university holidays). 

More notes about the Article & Document Delivery Service:

  • Article delivery is free of charge to you, but the library incurs fees for requests.  We reserve the right to cancel any request that will result in a prohibitively expensive charge to the library.
  • Providing incomplete or inaccurate information about the requested item may cause a delay in processing.
  • Entire issues of periodicals are not available. 
  • Books are also not available for borrowing and we do not loan or mail any physical materials.
  • There is a limit of 5 simultaneous requests and currently a 30 article lifetime limit on the number of articles the library will provide an individual.  Students who have reached this limit should contact Library staff to discuss options.
  • No more than 2 articles from the same issue of a periodical may be requested per user.
  • You will be notified via e-mail when a document arrives or if we are unable to fill a request. Articles are delivered electronically and can be downloaded by downloading the attachment in the notification email or following the link provided (note: links will sometimes require a password, also included in the email). 
  • Indicate your “needed by” date on the request form and we will try to get the material before that date.  If no date is indicated, the request will remain active until all possible sources are exhausted, or for two months from request date, at which time the request will be canceled.
  • At any time, the Library reserves the right to change the policies concerning Article & Document Delivery in order to better fit student and Library needs.