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Smart Delivery (Resource Sharing)

Smart Delivery (Resource Sharing) is a free service provided by Adelphi University to the Adelphi community. It is used to borrow materials that are not owned by Adelphi University Libraries. There is no charge for the service but fines do apply.

First Time Users

Are you a First Time User?

When you first log into the Smart Delivery system, you will be prompted to fill a one-time form.  Review this page to make sure all of your user information is correct. Please ensure that you mark your correct home campus. You will receive a confirmation email shortly.

Log-In to Smart Delivery

*Log in using your Adelphi University credentials (username/password)

Smart Delivery (Resource Sharing) is a free service provided by Adelphi University to the Adelphi community. It is used to borrow materials that are not owned by Adelphi University Libraries. There is no charge for the service but fines do apply for overdue returns. Request journal articles or book chapters that are not located in your home campus. Patrons are expected to conform to copyright policy in their use of materials.

Who can borrow Smart Delivery materials?

The Smart Delivery service is available only to:

  • currently enrolled students
  • currently employed faculty and staff
  • emeriti and retired tenured faculty.

All users must have a valid Adelphi University ID and Adelphi University email address to use this service.

Alumni do not have Smart Delivery privileges. See alumni privileges.

What materials can I request?

Requestable Materials Not Requestable
  • Books and reports

  • Journal articles and book chapters

  • Conference proceedings and papers

  • Dissertations and theses
  • Audiovisual materials (CDs, VHS, DVD, Books on tape)
  • Bound journals or single volumes
  • Curriculum materials
  • eBooks
  • Genealogical resources
  • Rare books
  • Reference books
  • Reserve materials
  • Special collection items
  • Popular Reading books
  • New materials (copyrighted within the year)

How much does this cost?

There is no cost to use this service but fines do apply for overdue returns.

Where can I pick up my item?

You can pick up your item at the Access Services Desk at either Swirbul Library in Garden City, Manhattan Center, or Hauppauge.

You must show your Adelphi ID in order to receive the item.

Loan Periods

Borrowed materials are typically loaned for 4 weeks, with a possibility to renew them for an additional 2 weeks. Renewal decisions are at the discretion of the lending library.