How does IDS work?

Place a request by logging into your IDS account.

  • If RIT has the items, we'll deliver journal articles to you electronically and hold books at the circulation desk (usually within 1-2 business days).
  • Otherwise, we'll try to get the items from another library or vendor (usually within 3-7 business days).
We'll notify you via email when your items arrive, or if we need additional information.

Faculty/Staff Campus Delivery

No time to come to the library to pick up your items? Request delivery. This service includes RIT owned items, ConnectNY, and Interlibrary Loan materials. Course Reserve materials, laptops or other non-circulating items do not apply. Delivery of items will occur during business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. to your office location. If you are not available to accept the delivered items, they will be left with your department office.

Off-campus RIT Online Learners

IDS Express is the way to request library materials and have them sent to you via FedEx. This includes delivery of books, journal articles and other items owned by RIT Libraries as well as delivery of materials we obtain from other libraries on your behalf. There is no charge for this service. For more information or questions on IDS Express, contact the IDS department by phone at 585-475-7667 or by e-mail at illwml@rit.edu.