If research material is needed quickly, Rush Processing is available. Rush Processing ensures 24 hour handling within the ILL office with special steps taken to expedite delivery. Rush Processing is available for a $20.00 charge per request. Treatment of the received request and the actual method of delivery is always at the discretion of the lending library.
If an item is requested "Rush," the ILL staff will telephone the library from which it is being requested to alert its ILL office to the request. In addition to the $20.00 surcharge on Rush requests, any additional delivery charges will be the responsibility of the requester.
Commercial Document Delivery Sources
If even faster delivery is needed than that available via ILL Rush Processing, you might be able to obtain documents through a commercial document delivery service. Delivery is usually by download, FAX, or overnight mail in as little as 24 hours. Prices generally range from $11.00 to $40.00 an article including copyright fees, may be tiered by delivery preference and can usually be paid by credit card.