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411 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943
(831) 656-2947
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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

This service is limited to the faculty, students (including distance learning students) and staff of the Naval Postgraduate School. Requests must be for material in support of classroom teaching, research, studies, or other NPS mission-related tasks.

Please Note: For libraries interested in borrowing from the Dudley Knox Library collection, please see our Library to Library Interlibrary Loan Service webpage.

General Information

Interlibrary Loan is the process of sharing resources between libraries.  While this service is provided at a cost to the library, there is no cost to you the borrower.

       Our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service:

  • Locates and provides materials not owned by Dudley Knox Library.
  • Provides Library-owned materials to NPS Distance Learning students.
  • Provides Web delivery for most article requests.
  • Enables you to check the status of your requests, revise your requests, request renewal of Interlibrary Loan materials, update your personal ILL account information and more.
  • Streamlines the request process by enabling secure access, which means that once you have registered in the system you will not have to supply personal information for future requests.

See our for additional information.

Placing a Request

Before placing a request, please check the library catalog to see if we own this item.

New users to our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service will be asked to register. Click on the  First Time Users Click to Register  button and proceed to complete the simple registration page.  Once registered, users are required simply to logon to place requests, view outstanding requests, view/download articles,  view request history and more.

Items are generally received within two to ten days. Turnaround time depends upon the type of item requested (book, article, video, etc.) and the availability of the requested item at the libraries contacted. When placing requests, please take this into consideration.  

You may submit your interlibrary loan requests using our Request Article or Book  link located under 'Quick Links' on the left of  the screen.  Remember to login to the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery System, or register as a first time user if you have not already done so.

Please take a moment to read the Copyright Notice.

Document Delivery

Every effort will be made to provide your article requests via Web delivery.

Documents that are provided via Web delivery will remain on your documents list for 30 days. The system will automatically remove and delete documents 30 days after your original e-mail notification whether or not they have been viewed and/or downloaded.  We recommend that you download the documents if you anticipate requiring long term access to them.

Contact Us

The Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Office is located in the Circulation Desk area of the Dudley Knox Library.

Telephone: (831) 656-7735; Fax: (831) 656-2842; E-mail:

Interlibrary Loan staff are happy to assist with your interlibrary loan needs and answer any questions regarding the status of your request(s). Please feel free to stop by the office Monday through Friday, 0800 to 1630.
Revised: 02/25/2013

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