Avanti Document Delivery Service

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What is Avanti?

Avanti is a document delivery service. Requested articles are scanned and posted on the web where they can be read, printed, or saved.

Who is eligible for Avanti services?

Through funding from the Division of Physical Sciences and the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the UC San Diego Library offers Avanti services to the faculty, graduate students and staff of the Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry/Biochemistry Departments, the Jacobs School of Engineering, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. If you are not a member of one of these units, Avanti service is currently not available to you.

How do I sign up for Avanti?

Fill out the form below. Registration will be confirmed via email.

What kind of articles may I request?

You may request articles from the UCSD Libraries print collections. Any item not found in the UCSD Libraries will be filled automatically through Interlibrary Loan.

We do not send articles that are available in electronic format through one of the libraries' electronic journals subscriptions.

Do not use Avanti to submit course reserves articles. Use Electronic Reserves to post class readings.

How do I request articles?

Once you have registered for the service, click "ill@ucsd.edu" to send us an email with your request.

Where do I find my articles?

You will receive an email notification when your requested documents are ready for viewing. Each notification will contain a web link and instructions on how to access your document.

Copyright issues

You may make one print or one electronic copy of requested articles. You may not post the article on the Internet. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US 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. Under the "fair use" provision of the law, photocopies or reproductions may be made if they 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.