LEO delivery for Graduate Students: What’s new?

A pair of hands hold a large plastic decal in close proximity to the side of a white vehicle door

Pictured: LEO decal being applied to Library delivery vehicle.

We are thrilled to announce an expansion of LEO delivery service to Graduate Students as of Fall 2019! Read on to see how it can make your life easier as you learn and research at UVA.

What is LEO delivery?

Library Express On-Grounds (LEO) is a service that delivers library material to Library locations and departmental offices.

What’s changing with LEO?

Previously, departmental delivery services were limited to Faculty members only. As of Fall 2019, we’ve expanded LEO deliveries to graduate students as well.

What are the delivery locations?

Graduate students have two options for delivery locations:

  1. You can choose a Library location where materials will be held until you pick them up,
  2. Or, if your department is among those providing secure storage space, you can request for materials to be delivered to your department.

The following departments* provide secure holding space for LEO delivery for graduate students:

  • AMEL
  • Anthropology
  • Classics
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • German/Slavic
  • Materials Science
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

*This list is subject to change, visit the LEO Delivery page to see the most up-to-date version.

How do I specify my delivery location?

To have materials delivered to a Library location, you can select a preferred location in your ILLiad account.

To have materials delivered to a department listed above, email 4leo@virginia.edu to request the department to be added to your account.

How do I request LEO delivery of an item?

To request an article or a book, find the item in Virgo. After viewing the details of your selection, click ‘Request LEO delivery’. You will be prompted to sign in or create an account, if you haven’t already. Select ‘Submit Request’ and you are done.

Articles and book chapters will be delivered via email in PDF format. Other materials will be delivered to your preferred delivery location. Unfortunately, certain types of materials cannot be delivered via LEO, like items from the reference collection and microfiche.

The LEO delivery service also delivers items requested through Interlibrary Loan. Read more about Interlibrary Loan.

Still have questions? Read more about LEO delivery and remember you can always Ask a Librarian!

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