How do I borrow materials not owned by UVa?




Use ILLiad, the Library's electronic document delivery system, to request an interlibrary loan of books, journal articles, or other resources not owned by UVa libraries, and to request PDF copies of materials from HSL's print collections. ILLiad services are available to patrons affiliated with the UVa Health System. ILLiad provides for electronic delivery of articles, speeds up the processing of requests, and allows you to track the status of requests.

The Health Sciences Library subsidizes the cost of interlibrary loan for those materials that support the educational, patient care, and research missions of the Health System. 

Step by Step

1. Click on the Health Sciences Library's instance of PubMed and enter the entire citation, PMID (PubMed ID), DOI (Digital Object Identifier), or in some cases just the title.

2. When you find the article, click on it to view its complete citation information.  Check to see if it's available online from the publisher (e.g. ).  If there is no publisher link, click on.

3. There may be additional full text options for you to try on this page.  If not, click on the link for Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Interlibrary Loan (see below).

4. Login via Netbadge and you’ll be taken to our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) form to request an article. All the article details (e.g. Author, Title) will automatically be entered into the form. (If you are a first time user, you will be prompted to create an ILLIad account.)

5. Click Submit Request at the bottom of the form to request the article and you will receive it via email. Please note that a request will not be filled if retrieval costs are above our limit or from lack of availability.  In those cases, you will be contacted. 

6. If the article is not available through PubMed, you can try the same approach in other databases, such as Web of Science, CINAHL, and EMBASE.  If the article is not available in any database, then you can click Interlibrary Loan in the Quick Links section of the page, or, go to UVA HSL ILLiad and enter the article (or book) information manually.

Please contact us 434-924-1507 if you don't receive your article within four business days (seven business days for a book).


Additional assistance is available to UVA Health System faculty, staff, and students. Just Ask Us - we are happy to provide help via email, phone, or in-person.

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