Document Delivery

Saint Mary's College Library provides access for the SMC community to SMC databases, electronic journal articles, and ebooks.

Document Delivery allows students, staff, and faculty to request materials in the SMC library collection delivered to a residence or portions scanned and delivered by email.  (During COVID-19 this service is available to all students, staff, and faculty at SMC)

  • First-time users need to set up an account for Interlibrary Loan.
    • You'll need your SMC email to create an ILLiad account

How to Request 

  • Click the ILLiad link on the Library website

  • Fill out the form with the item's information 

  • Indicate that you would like document delivery in the Additional Information field

***Remember: When making your request in ILLiad please make sure to put your mailing address into the notes field. Please see the example below.

Address Example

Receiving Document Delivery Items


  • SMC books will be mailed to their home free of charge.
    • Although the library pays for sending items to students, shipping items back to the SMC Library are not covered. 
    • Students will be responsible for mailing materials back to the Library (we recommend using the U.S. Postal Service's Media Mail rate).
    • How long will it take to get to my residence? In most cases, the material is received in 7 to 10 days to get to our students depending on where they are in the country. Some requests can take longer, and others are here in 2 or 3 days.

Articles and book chapters

  • Items will be scanned and sent through email

There are no limits on requests.

  • Physical materials are received in 7 to 10 days.
  • The loan period is 4 weeks with 3 renewals if no other patron wants the item.
  • There is no grace period on due dates.
  • Articles sent to you are yours to keep.

Returning St. Mary's Library Item to the Library

Items can be returned to Interlibrary Loan using the postal service's Media Mail rate. Mail to:

Attn: Interlibrary Loan, St. Mary's College Library, PMB 4290,  1928 St. Mary's Road Moraga Ca, 94575

***Reminder Students are responsible for mailing materials back to the Library (we recommend using the U.S. Postal Service's Media Mail rate).

View Your Account and Checking Status of Requested Items

If you have an issue with your Interlibrary Loan request, please contact Steve Stonewell at or go to your ILLiad account online. Please Identify yourself as a distance student in your email.