Remote Library Users


The Dallas International Library can serve Dallas International card holders working away from the campus by mailing articles or chapters from journals, conference proceedings or books on the Web.

To request a copy of a book chapter, conference proceeding paper or journal article

  1. Send an e-mail to library@diu.edu with “article request” in the subject line.
  2. Include as much bibliographic information as possible re: the journal article (article title, author date, journal title, volume number, issue number, pages, ISSN number if available) or book chapter (chapter title, book title, editor, publisher, date, edition, page numbers, ISBN if known).
  3. Include your mailing address for photocopies. Charges may include ten cents per page for photocopying (depending on how long the work is) and postage.
  4. To receive electronic files, you must obtain permission from the publisher/copyright holder. See sample letter below.

Click to view sample letter for copyright permission

Permissions Dept.

(Publisher’s Name)

I request your written permission to have the following selections scanned and emailed to me. I have need of them for my research (name university if applicable). I reside in (City/ Country) and lack access to these materials through a local library. [If in a remote area with limited postal service,  mention this.] An academic library in Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas International University, is willing to scan and send the materials if I provide them with written copyright permission from you as publisher.

The pages that I request permission for Dallas International Library to scan and send are as follows:

1. (List citations of articles you want from this publisher)

In advance I agree to use these materials for my personal research purposes only and not distribute them to anyone else. Thank you for your prompt attention to this request.

Sincerely,