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Evidence shows that if we purchase, rather than borrow certain items requested through Interlibrary Loan, those items will end up being used by our students, staff and faculty. This process is just one component of collection development and assists the Library in building an accessible and useful collection that meets the needs of a variety of users.  

General Delivery Time for a purchase request: 10 days to 2 weeks from date the request was approved for purchase (in ILLiad status: "Awaiting Acquisition purchase"). The item is ordered from a rapid delivery vendor; when it is received by the library, it is rush-cataloged and brought to Circulation for customer pickup.