Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

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These services are available to UT Health Science Center at San Antonio affiliated users and to health professionals in the South Texas region who are registered with the UTHSC Libraries. They are not available to guests from the community, including individuals, corporations, law firms or organizations. These groups may take advantage of services provided by their local public library branch.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):  Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library.

Document Delivery:  Request a copy of item(s) that we do own or have access to and we will make a copy and deliver them to you.

LoansomeDoc: Document delivery for PubMed users who have an agreement with the UTHSC Libraries.  Loansome Doc registration with the Briscoe Library is available online.

First time users must create an ILLiad account. Contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or with questions or comments.

How much does it cost?

Type of service UTHSC Users Health Professionals3 Community Users
ILL: Regular1 (average 1-3 weeks) Free $4.00 Not Available
ILL: Rush1 (48 hours) $10.00 $12.00 Not Available
Document Delivery: Rush2 (same day) $8.00 $12.00 Not Available
Document Delivery: Priority2 (24 hours) $4.00 $8.00 Not Available
Document Delivery: Regular2 (up to 2 weeks) $2.00 $4.00 Not Available
Loansome Doc: mail delivery or library pickup $2.00 $11.00 $11.00
Loansome Doc: fax delivery $6.00 $19.00 $19.00

(1)   ILL delivery surcharges: $2.00 per item for FAX requests and $12.00 per item for Federal Express delivery.
(2)   Document delivery surcharges: $2.00 per item for FAX requests, and a $3.00 per order for U.S. Mail delivery.
(3)   Not available to health professionals acting on behalf of corporations, law firms or organizations.


Notices are sent via email when items have been received and are available to be picked up, delivered online, or mailed through U.S. Postal Service. Delivery times are estimates and are not guaranteed. Rush requests received after 2:00 pm will be processed on the next business day (except for clinical emergencies).

Acceptable Methods of Payment

Cash, Check (Government issued ID required), UT Health Science Center Project ID (PID), or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).

Suggest a Purchase

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 don’t want to wait for Interlibrary Loan, you may prefer to visit another library in the area. Most are open to the public, and many allow UTHSC borrowers to check books out under the TexShare program