Obtaining Materials

General Procedure

Whenever possible, the MCEER Information Service either provides document delivery service or permits loans of requested materials. Occasionally, when it is less expensive or better to do so, IS will recommend purchasing the materials directly from the issuer or some other supplier. IS generally assists in locating or contacting alternate sources.

Document Delivery

Document delivery is provided in various formats – print or PDF – and via mail, fax, or e-mail. Photocopying is performed in adherence to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Please see the Fees for details.

Lending Policy

For material that cannot be provided either via photocopy or PDF because of length or photocopy restrictions, IS will try to assist by lending the item. There is a charge of $15.00 per item for this service. Please review the Lending Policy and Fees for details.


The MCEER Information Service assesses modest fees for its services and products. Fees are charged only to recover the costs incurred in providing these services. Please consult the Fees prior to making a request in order to estimate likely expenses.

Information Request Form

This interactive form can be used to request assistance from the Information Service.