Western University of Health Sciences Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library

Interlibrary Loan

Submit your request using the Request an Article form.

A tutorial is available for instruction on how to use the online form.


Borrowing

If you need a book, book chapter or article that is not available at the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library, you can request an interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan services are available to students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Requests

Interlibrary Loan of material is not meant to replace the print or electronic collection in the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library. It is meant to serve as a way to supplement the collection with material we do not own. Please limit your requests to 5 at a time.

Requests From:

Students

Faculty/Staff

Alumni

Amount

No charge for first 25 requests per academic year, $5.00 per item thereafter

No Charge

$10.00 (prepaid)


Receiving

There is no guarantee as to when interlibrary loan items will arrive. On average, most items arrive in 1 week.

You will be notified by email when your requested book or article has arrived. Articles arrive in electronic form and you will receive instructions on how to retrieve them by email. Books are to be picked up and returned at the Library Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. Print items not picked up from the Library Circulation Desk within 10 days will be returned to the lending library or discarded. Articles will only remain available for 30 days and will be automatically deleted after this time due to copyright restrictions Failure to retrieve requested ILL material may result in a cost recovery fine to the requestor and suspension of ILL privileges.


Information on Lending and Copyright Law

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 specific 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.