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On-Campus Requests

Welcome to Documents on Demand, your CMU Libraries interlibrary loan and document delivery service.

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Documents on Demand obtains copies of materials that are not available in the CMU Libraries collections for CMU faculty, staff and students. We also lend CMU Libraries materials to patrons all over the world. Our Desktop Delivery Service provides copies of CMU Libraries print articles and book chapters to all Global Campus and online patrons, and to CMU faculty, staff, emeriti, teaching assistants, interns and student teachers.

Your Documents on Demand ILLiad account is your one stop location for requesting items not found in the CMU collections.

To Get a Copy of an Article:

  1. Check the catalog CENTRA by the journal name, then check CMU Libraries' "Find Articles and Databases" page.
  2. If full text is not found electronically, request the article with your ILLiad account.

Requests for Books, CDs, and DVDs:

  1. Check the CMU Libraries catalog, CENTRA.
  2. If the item is not found in CENTRA, click "Search MeLCat" or log in to your ILLiad account and click "Book" under "New Request." Then search MelCat. You can also go to MelCat directly.
  3. If you find your title in MeLCat click on "Get this for me!"
  4. Follow the on-screen directions to select "Central Michigan University" as the library that you want to use. Enter your global ID and password, then submit.
  5. If the book is not found in either CENTRA or MeLCat, select "Click to Continue with ILLiad Book Request" in your ILLiad account and describe the item that you want.


  1. Check the catalog CENTRA.
  2. Check ProQuest Dissertations and Theses for full text.
  3. If not found, request the item in your ILLiad account.

Book Chapters:

  1. Check the catalog CENTRA.
  2. If not found, request the item in your ILLiad account.

Please note:

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of these specified conditions 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.

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

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