A separate form is required for each request. If you fill out the Paper Form, print out the citation for the document and staple it to the request form. This saves time and helps the Library process your request faster. A complete citation is required. Be sure to legibly include your full contact information. We must have a valid stevens.edu email address to order documents.

Please note: The library subsidizes $25 per request and it will do all it can to keep the costs under $25 but in some cases the only way to obtain the article is through purchasing it. If the cost of the article is more than the $25 the library subsidizes, you will be contacted about how you wish to proceed. This applies to all requests: regular, rush, and publisher direct.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot obtain the following:

  • Any documents that the Samuel C. Williams Library has through our  online databases or print periodicals
  • Entire issues of periodicals - we can get individual documents only. No more than 3 articles per issue of a journal will be filled in one calendar year to comply with copyright laws. 
  • Rare or archival materials, including manuscripts
  • Most standards including ISO or ANSI standards
  • Harvard Business Publishing cases
  • Chapters of books 
  • Other items subject to copyright limitations


Turn around time is usually 3-10 business days depending on the amount of requests we receive and how fast the lending library can fill the request. 

Cost: Regular document requests are now free. 

The ILL Department has waived the $1 fee for the regular document reqeusts and will keep the fee waived unless circumstances permit us from doing so. 


The interlibrary loan department is sometimes able to obtain documents faster than regular turn around time. If you would like a rush request, the fee is $10. Turn around time for Rush Requests is 1-3 business days (excluding weekends, holidays, and breaks). 


If you would like us to purchase a copy of your journal article directly from a publisher and the article is avialable through that publisher, you may do so for a fee. This option would be ideal for patrons needing the clearest available pictures in his/her articles such as pictures of molecules, cells, etc. There is a $5 fee for this option.

Please click on this image to request articles

If the link above is not working, a pdf version is here.