1. Review the service information & policy
Document Delivery Service (DDS) allows Walden students and faculty to request an article or book chapter that is unavailable in the Library's collections and unavailable freely on the web (Open Access).
Actively enrolled Walden students and faculty can request purchase of the following for a research project:
- Journal article
- Book chapter
The following items cannot be requested:
- Entire book (due to copyright restrictions)
- Dissertation & thesis
- Media (e.g. streaming video)
- Article or book chapter for a discussion post or optional course reading
No, the service is free for actively enrolled students, faculty and staff. However, there is a $65 per item limit paid by the Library. We reserve the right to cancel the request when the cost exceeds $65.
Up to 30 articles or book chapters per lifetime can be requested.
The document will be delivered within 7-10 business days.
The PDF will be emailed to you as an attachment when it is available.
2. Check Walden Library
Before starting a request, check if the article or book chapter is available in the Library. If you need assistance, contact Ask a Librarian.