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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Classics Series Gateway: DocExpress


DocExpress is the University of Illinois’s document delivery service, providing copies of materials in our collections. It is a convenient way to access the library's vast holdings of print items that may not be available online. Please note that you cannot use this service to request scans of whole books. However, you can request single chapters from monographs, as well as individual pieces from essay collections or conference proceedings. To request an item, simply click on the "Login to ILLiad" icon in the diagram below:


How to place a request

Step 1"I need this item delivered!"
Step 2Check the Library Catalog
Step 3Item is available in the library catalog
Step 5DocExpress processes the request


Note that there is no charge for faculty, graduate students and staff. However, undergraduate students pay $5.00 per citation. Undergraduates must contact the library with their account information for payment after placing any request. Most materials are available in two business days, though microfilm and microfiche formats will take longer. This service requires that you provide the call number and location of the materials that you need photocopied.  In most cases, a digital scan will be loaded into your ILLiad account.  However, some formats require us to provide a print copy to your campus address.  Login to the UIUC DocExpress pages to learn more or to place your photocopy request for materials here on campus.