DocumentExpress is an "interlibrary loan" service. It allows us to borrow books or obtain journal articles from another library on behalf of a patron when we do not own the material.
If the material you need is not available from USMAI's library catalog or the full text of an article is not available online through UMGC's library databases or Journal List, you may request the material through DocumentExpress.
You may also want to check a local public, academic, corporate, or military library directly to locate the materials you need. (Use Libweb to help locate a library near you.)
The Library provides interlibrary loan materials to currently registered UMGC students and UMGC faculty and staff both nationally and internationally. The type of materials loaned and delivery methods vary depending on geographic location.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Processing time can vary, but average turnaround times are:
You will be notified by e-mail when your request is ready.
You may also modify or check the status of pending requests by logging into DocumentExpress and clicking the Modify Your Requests button.
Items stored on the DocumentExpress server (such as articles and book chapters) will be deleted from the server 21 days after they became available for viewing.
There is no charge for using UMGC's DocumentExpress service.
Patrons who do not return DocumentExpress books within three weeks of the due date will be charged a $60 nonrefundable fee. Please review the Library's Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Policy for more information.
Please review the Library's Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Policy for more information.
The UMGC Library staff makes every effort to ensure that documents are complete. However, occasionally, you may find that a page is missing. We apologize for any inconvenience this omission may cause you. Please contact us by phone or e-mail as soon as possible to have the missing page sent.