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Interlibrary Loan

Hours 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Phone 217-545-1684
FAX 217-545-7503

SIU Users

This service is available to all faculty, staff, students, and residents of the School of Medicine. Work related materials not owned by the Medical Library may be borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Article / Book Chapter

If the material is not owned by the SIU Medical Library, use the Article/Book Chapter Request Form.

Article/Book Chapter Request Form

  • Interlibrary loan response time depends on the availability and supplier of the item. Article requests are generally filled within 72 hours.
  • For patient care emergencies and other urgent situations, the Medical Library can obtain articles on a rush basis.

Books / Media

Books or media available from another I-Share Library must be requested using a personal I-Share account:

Instructions on requesting through I-Share

  • Interlibrary loan response time depends on the availability and supplier of the item.
  • Book requests can take up to 10 days.
  • Books must be picked up at the Medical Library.

For books or media is not owned by the SIU Medical Library or an I-Share library use the  Book/Media request Form:

Book/Media Request Form

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Users are responsible for overdue or lost book charges incurred for materials borrowed from another library.

The Library currently supports service charges or fees incurred in obtaining items from other sources, with the following exception:
The cost of requests that exceed copyright guidelines and require payment of a royalty fee to a publisher will be charged back to the requester. Prior approval and fiscal authorization will be obtained before the document is ordered.

We do not loan outside the continental United States.

CDs and DVDs do not circulate with books.

Other Libraries

Interlibrary loan services are also provided to other libraries in the state, region, and country, in accordance with the ILL fee schedule.

Unaffiliated Health Professionals

The Medical Library serves as a host library for unaffiliated health professionals using Loansome Doc Delivery through PubMed. Regular interlibrary loan fees apply to this service. To obtain registration information for Loansome Doc services, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department.