Tripsaver Document Delivery for NCSU Patrons

The NCSU Libraries will scan and deliver articles from sources in our collection for NCSU students, staff, faculty, and University Affiliates. This includes items in any of our branch libraries. Digital article delivery (PDF) is in 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 NCSU Libraries Tripsaver Document Delivery for Friends of the Library for more information.

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

How to make a request

Login to Tripsaver and select "Place Request" from the Tripsaver menu. Next select "NCSU Owned Article Delivery" and provide as much information as you can. 

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 NCSU faculty, staff, students and University affiliates.

Copyright Policy

Due to copyright 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.

NCSU Libraries Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center

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