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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available to UT Health SA affiliated users, alumni, retirees, and to health professionals in the South Central Texas region who qualify to register as Area Health Professionals with the library.

ILL is not available to guests from the community, including individuals, corporations, law firms, or organizations. These groups may take advantage of the Interlibrary Loan service provided by their local library.

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 print materials
  • Items that are stored off site

What types of materials are NOT available through Interlibrary Loan?

  • Ebooks
  • Audiovisual materials

Notices

We will send you an email when your request has been filled. Items are delivered online to your ILL account. 

Requesting Through ILL

Policies

Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order it from another library.

How long will it take?

Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3-5 days.

Requests for print materials generally take about 7-10 business days.

How much does it cost?

Requests are free, unless you want your item rushed. (In some cases copyright fees may apply.)

How do I access my account?

First time users must create an ILLiad account. Click here for instructions.

For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu.

Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order it from another library. Health professionals must meet the criteria to register as an Area Health Professional.

How long will it take?

Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3-5 days.

Requests for print materials generally take about 7-10 business days.

How much does it cost?

$15.00 per article (copyright fees may apply)

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) 

How do I access my account?

First time users must create an ILLiad account. Click here for instructions.

For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu.

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.