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Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery

Eccles Health Sciences Library provides document delivery and interlibrary loan services of library materials such as journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and audiovisuals. The library lends to and borrows from other libraries in the United States. This service is available to current and emeritus University of Utah Health Sciences faculty, staff and students.

All loans & deliveries are subject to U.S. Copyright law;

Request items via ILLiad

How long will it take?

Many articles are delivered within hours. Some take longer, but are typically supplied within one full business day. Delivery time varies depending on the complexity of the request. Loans of books are usually delivered within 1 to 2 weeks due to shipping time.

Is there a cost?

Interlibrary loans are subsidized by the Eccles Health Sciences Library. Fees may be assessed for large projects including systematic reviews. Additionally, requested items that cost the ILL department $100 or more to obtain will result in consultation from our team. Before ordering 50 or more documents, requesters are asked to contact the interlibrary loan office by phone (801) 581-5282 or via email (ehsl-ill@lists.utah.edu).

Projects that are part of student coursework may be exempted from billing depending on scope of project and instructor sign off.

  • Fee Structure for Large Projects including Systematic Reviews
    Hourly rate: $35/hr - 2 hour minimum
    Interlibrary Loan Fee: $12/article
    Copyright Fee: cost - average: $57/article; typical range: $10-$103

  • Invoicing Options
    • 1. Invoiced in groups (e.g., groups of 50, 100, etc.) determined based on project size; or
    • 2. Initial payment in advance of service (based on estimate of the number of requests in a particular project) followed by a final invoice for the remaining fees and costs.

    Review: This fee structure is currently under continual review and is subject to change.
    Last Update: 1/19/2023

To check availability or location of materials, consider using:

  • Library Catalog -- look for the EHSL "Find It" button, which offers a means of making ILL requests: Find It image
  • WorldCat First Search -- find items from libraries throughout the U.S., Canada and Britain.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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