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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Location: First Floor, LLT Building

The interlibrary loan and document delivery services provides materials not held by the libraries to the AUC community to meet their needs for research material. The department provides delivery of journal articles and chapters in books from libraries and document suppliers on a national and international basis. 

Contact or Email:

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
Tel 20.2.2615.3698


Other Contacts:

 See Library Directory


Resources, Services, and Links

Dissertations via Document Delivery



January - December 2016 (pdf)

January - December 2017 (pdf)


The American University in Cairo’s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Policy to Other Institutions Abroad

Because of its unique history, location and faculty, the collection of the AUC Library is particularly strong in all aspects of Middle Eastern and Arab cultures, holding a large collection of Arabic books, periodicals and newspapers. The Rare Books and Special Collections Library holds collections of Islamic and Middle Eastern art and architecture, notably the Creswell and Hassan Fathy Collections are exceptional. For a more complete listing of AUC holdings, visit the homepage.

The interlibrary loan and document delivery services borrow materials from other institutions and lend materials to institutions worldwide. Regretfully the library cannot handle returnables due to the high cost of courier or FedEx delivery and the risk of losing items in the regular mail. We deal only with non-returnables like photocopies of journal articles and chapters in books subject to copyright law. Individuals wishing to request materials from our collections must submit requests through their local library.


Technical Information for Librarians

OCLC symbol: MEAUC
Library Name: Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT)
Library Type: Academic Library

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services
Tel:  20.2.2615.3698
Fax: 20.2.2797.4903

The American University in Cairo
AUC New Cairo
AUC Avenue
P.O. Box 74
New Cairo 11835

Acceptable methods of request transmission: ILLiad/Odyssey, email, fax and mail.


Group affiliations: SHRS, ILLD, AMCL, LVIS

SHARES Participant
International Lender: Yes
Reciprocal Lender: Yes

NOTE:  We do not deal with returnables.  We only deal with photocopies of journal articles or chapters in books subject to copyright law.


$10 for SHARES Participants
$20 for other institutions
Free for libraries participating in reciprocal agreements for photocopies.

Billing methods

IFM within OCLC (preferred)
We accept IFLA vouchers

Delivering AUC Theses to Libraries Abroad

After getting a written permission from the author, we send a copy of the thesis to the institution. Our method of payment is OCLC Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM).
Cost is $40.

Library Hours