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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

This service is available to UT Health SA affiliated users and to health professionals in the South Central Texas region who qualify to register as Area Health Professionals with the Library. They are not available to guests from the community, including individuals, corporations, law firms, or organizations. These groups may take advantage of services provided by their local public library branch.

Need to create an Illiad account? Click here for instructions. 

What types of materials are available through Interlibrary Loan?

  • Copies of articles from journals and book chapters (as permitted by copyright laws)

  • Circulating copies of books, dissertations, audiovisuals, and other materials

  • Items that are stored off site

Notices

Notices are sent via when items have been received and are available to be picked up, delivered online, or mailed through U.S. Postal Service. Delivery items are estimated and are not guaranteed. 

Policies

Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library. Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3-5 days. Requests for print materials generally take about 7-10 business days. First time users must create an ILLiad account. For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscas.edu.

Cost: Free

Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library. Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3-5 days. Requests for print materials generally take about 7-10 business days. Health professionals must meet the criteria to register as an Area Health Professional. First time users must register with the library and create an ILLiad account. All filled requests charges will be invoiced at the end of the month. You can pay with cash, check (government issues ID required), money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscas.edu

Cost: $15.00 per article (copyright fees may apply)

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Purchase Suggestion

Do you  know of a book or journal you think would benefit our collection in the long run? Use the Purchase Suggestion form to request the purchase of a book, journal, or other item for our collection. We make every effort to fill purchase requests, but cannot guarantee that funding will be available.

If you do not want to wait for Interlibrary Loan, you may prefer to visit another library in the area. Most are open to the public, and many allow UTHSC borrowers to check books out under the TexShare program