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Upcoming Events

Beginning June 21, 2021, all document delivery services will resume. This includes three- and one-hour rush services and physical loans of a range of monographs from the Library’s collection. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Linda Hall Library Digital Initiatives Unit: Document Delivery

Use our document delivery service to request copies of materials from the Linda Hall Library collection. You can search the library catalog with your web browser or a Z39.50 client application. Our Z39.50 server is available on port 210 of the server; enter 01LINDAHALL_INST as the database name. You do not need a username or password.

The Library strives to fill every in-scope, properly cited request within 24 hours. High-quality images are provided within 5 working days. Requests are processed 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

A cost recovery fee is assessed to help defray the expense of providing this service. A copyright fee may be required. This amount is determined by the rights holder of the intellectual property and varies from publisher to publisher.

Make a Document Delivery Request


Or make a request via:
Phone: 800.662.1545

If you have any questions about our services, please read the FAQ. You can also contact us by phone at 800.662.1545 or by email at

Fair-Use and Copyright

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One specified condition is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Please read the terms and conditions for electronically delivered requests.

Copyright fees are determined by the rights holder and vary from a few cents per page to more than $100.00. If you are concerned about copyright costs, please designate a maximum fee you are willing to pay for your request. For online requests you may do this by using the Maxcost feature on our request form. If copyright costs would cause the fee for your request to exceed your maxcost you will be notified before your request is processed. You may also email the library at to request the copyright fee for a paper.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. 

Services & Fees

Document Delivery
Non-academic requesters pay a cost recovery fee. Fees for academic requesters are set at a lower rate which is partially subsidized by the library. A copyright fee, as determined by the owner of the intellectual property, will be added, when appropriate, to all commercial and individual requests.

  • Academic: $13.00
  • Non-Academic: $18.00
  • Add $0.25 for each page over 50 pages

Book Loans
The library will loan some monographs for a three week loan period.

  • Academic: $13.00
  • Non-Academic: $18.00
  • Price per volume. North America only. FedEx Delivery by standard overnight or 3-day express saver service. Some material, such as reference works, journals, tech reports, and conference proceedings are not available for loan.

Loan Renewal
A single 3-week renewal is available for loaned monographs. Request renewals through:

Signature Services
The Library provides Signature Services for materials from the collections of the following partners. Please note on your request if you are requesting through one of the following services.

  • AIAA Dispatch
  • Ei Compendex
  • Ei Encompass

Service Levels (additional per document)

  • Regular – within 24 to 48 hours (no additional charge)
  • Rush – within 6 working hours: $10.00
  • Super Rush – within 3 working hours: $20.00
  • Drop Everything Rush – within 1 working hour: $100.00

Delivery Options (additional per document)

  • Electronic delivery – no addition to base fee
  • First Class Mail – $3.00 in addition to base fee
  • FedEx 3 Day – $8.00 in addition to base fee
  • FedEx Standard Overnight – $22.00 in addition to base fee
  • International FedEx – Please contact us at for the cost of international FedEx delivery

Payment Options

Invoice – You can pay by check or money order.
Credit Cards – Linda Hall Library accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards.
Deposit Account – Minimum $250
Contact the Finance Office at 816.926.8771 or email
Notice: To avoid a bank processing charge, patrons placing requests outside North America are required to pay by credit card or establish a deposit account.