Document Delivery


Book & Media Express

Due to COVID-19, the Main Campus Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service will be prioritizing electronic access to materials. We are unable to provide titles from our physical collections at this time. Please consider contacting your academic liaison ( to see if the desired title can be purchased in electronic format by UK Libraries. Any additional questions can be directed to

Book & Media Express, a service for faculty, staff, and students, offers the delivery of books from any campus library and media material from the Young Audio Visual Services Media Library to a different campus library. It also provides delivery to a pick-up point for all patrons needing any material retrieved from Storage - Library Collections.

  • Access to the Book & Media Express service is through InfoKat Discovery.
  • From any record in InfoKat Discovery, click the Requests button to place a Book & Media Express order.
  • You will be asked for your patron log-on information.
  • Choose the Book & Media Express option.
  • On the next screen, enter your preferred pick-up location from the pull-down menu.
  • To find out when your order will be be available:
    • Log-on to your Library Account and check "Request Information."
    • You will see "Items Available" if anything is ready.
    • Delivery should occur within two business days. If item is not at the pick-up location by this time, contact the holding library to inquire.
  • Materials will be returned to the holding library if not picked up within 10 days of availability.

Non-circulating materials, Reference, Journals, Scores, and Special Collections Research Center materials are not available through Book & Media Express. UK patrons may request scans of articles/chapters held in our Storage Facilities via the Storage Article Express service. UK faculty, staff, and students may request scans of articles/chapters held elsewhere on campus via the Article Express service.

Please send any questions or comments to Cindy Parker.


HOURS for September 28, 2020