Tripsaver Document Delivery for NC State Patrons

The NC State University Libraries will scan and deliver articles or book chapters from sources in our collection for NC State students, staff, faculty, and University Affiliates. This includes items in any of our branch libraries. Digital article or chapter delivery (PDF) usually takes 1 business day, but requests for multiple scans may take longer. We are unable to scan material in the Textbook/Course Reserves collection or the Special Collections Research Center.

If you are a Friends of the Library member visit Tripsaver Document Delivery for Friends of the Library for more information.

If you are unaffiliated with NC State, visit Tripsaver Document Delivery for non-NC State patrons to register for delivery services and place requests.

How to make a request

Login to Tripsaver and select either Journal/Newspaper/Magazine Article or Book Chapter or Portion. Please provide as much information as you can when you fill out the form. 

Delivery methods

Articles are scanned and posted to the web as PDFs. An email is sent to the requestor with retrieval instructions. 


This service is free of charge for NC State faculty, staff, students and University affiliates.

Copyright Policy

Due to copyright and administrative restrictions we can only offer scanning of reasonable and limited portions of works. In most cases we can only scan a book chapter or two or a journal article or two.

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 reproduction.  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. NCSU Libraries reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

NC State University Libraries Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center

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