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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 ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu 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

Learn about Poster Presentations

Use these resources to plan and develop a poster presentation for class, conferences and meetings.

A regularly offered library class on Creating and Presenting Effective Poster Sessions is a great option when you are thinking about improving your poster making skills.   This class can be requested for courses or departments.  Contact Briscoe Library Information at askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2450 to request a special presentation.

Campus Poster Printing

Poster Presentation Resources

Poster Examples

Look at a wide variety of posters to decide what you like and don’t like!


Learn More – Slides on Poster Presentations

Library Accounts

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries provide a variety of services.  Eligibility for services is based on an individual’s borrower category.
  • View my library account (checked out materials, requests/holds, fines, and PIN reset)
  • Create a library account for material checkout and Inter-Library Loan
  • Off-Campus Access: available to current UT Health Science Center at San Antonio students, faculty and staff using UTHSCSA Domain Accounts. (Library account is not required for off-campus access.)

Library Forms

Library Account Registration

Request Forms

  • Literature Search Request – Request a librarian-mediated literature search.  (This fee-based service is available to faculty/staff and non-affiliated library users.  Students should instead request help from a librarian.)
  • Print Course Reserves Form – Instructor requests for print materials to be put in the Library Reserve Collection. Can be filled out, saved and emailed to AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or printed and brought to the Circulation Desk with department or personal materials.
  • Loansome Doc Registration – request a Briscoe Library account agreement for Document delivery for PubMed users.

Classroom Software Installation

Comments and Suggestions

Records Management & University Archives Forms

To Submit Records Management Forms

  • Email: ellard@uthscsa.edu
  • Mail: Library MSC 7940 – Attn: Owen Ellard
  • Fax: (210) 567-1044

Call Owen Ellard, at (210) 567-2408 with questions.

Literature Search Services

Librarians are available to conduct mediated, for-fee searches of a variety of databases, including some that are not available for self-searching. Charges for mediated search services vary depending on user affiliation, preparation and search time, and database vendor charges.
Search Request Form

Who can place a mediated search request?

Online searches can be requested by Health Science Center-affiliated faculty and staff members, area health professionals, law firms, businesses, and other non-health professionals. You will be contacted by a librarian to discuss your request if clarification is needed. Anyone can use the online form to request a search. You may also call the  On-Call Librarian Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How long does it take?

Maximum turn-around time is usually 24 to 48 hours. Except for searches that are requested in situations of clinical emergency for patient care, mediated searches are not completed on the weekends or holidays. Non-emergency searches received on a weekend or holidays will be referred to a librarian on the next business day.

How much does it cost?

Affiliate Status Cost for first 30 minutes Cost for each additional 15 minutes
UT Health Science Center affiliates (including clinical faculty) $15.00 $7.50
Not affiliated with the Health Science Center $25.00 $12.50

Please note that mail ($2), fax ($2), and vendor database fees may apply.

Search results in the form of a list of citations will be emailed. You must provide a credit card number or Health Science Center project ID, unless you choose to pay with cash at the Briscoe Services Desk.

For additional information, call the Library’s On-Call Librarian at (210) 567-2450.

Loansome Doc Registration Form

Please complete this form to register with the Briscoe Library for Loansome Doc service.  Service and fee information is available at our Document Delivery page.

  • After receipt of your registration, library staff will contact you to confirm your registration and provide further information.
  • You will be instructed to set up your payment method online using the ILLiad system.
Select your primary status.
Be sure to include your complete telephone number, including area code.
By checking this box, and submitting this form, I understand that the material I request may be subject to "fair use" copyright restrictions (Title 17, U.S. Code). I hereby authorize the Briscoe Library to process all requests I submit and agree to pay all charges incurred for the service.

Print and Copy Services

How do I pay for photocopying and printing?

Photocopies and print jobs can be paid for with personal or departmental account cards. Cards can be used at print/copy release stations in the Briscoe Library, the Laredo Library, and at select photocopiers and printers  in the School of Nursing and the Research Administration Building (RAB).

Where are printers and photocopiers located?

Location Type of equipment
Briscoe Library 3rd Floor
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Black & White
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Color
Laredo Library
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Black & White
  • Laserjet printer, Black & White
School of Nursing, Room 1.444
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Black & White
  • Add Value station
Research Administration Building, Room 1.108
  • Black & White printer
Texas Research Park, SBC Conference Center, Room 1.110
  • Black & White printer

Can I print from my laptop?

Yes, if you have a laptop with wireless network access, or are plugged in to our network, you can print to the Libraries’ printers. You will need to download and install our printers. We have broken down the printers by locations, just select the ones that you need: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/i-need-to-print-from-my-laptop/. Regular printing charges apply.

How much does it cost?

All photocopies are 10 cents per page. Black and white printing is also 10 cents per page. Color printing costs 50 cents per page. Two-sided printouts are charged as 2 pages.

My card doesn’t seem to be working. Who can help me?

Please contact Library staff for assistance with your copy card at (210) 567-2440. For assistance with your departmental account card, please contact the Library Administration Office at (210) 567-2400.

How do I create a copy card personal account?

Copy cards are debit accounts created using the magnetic strip on a HSC ID or Texas Driver License. You can bring an appropriate ID to the Circulation Desk at each Library and create an account from $1 to $50 in value. Deposits at the Briscoe Library can be made by cash, check or credit card. You can also create copy card accounts and add value to existing accounts at the Add Value Station at the Nursing School copier area. The Add Value Station only accepts paper money. Value can also be added with a credit card by calling the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk at (210) 567-2440.
Library users who do not have a HSC ID or Texas Driver License may borrow a Guest card at the Briscoe Circulation Desk.

What is a departmental printing account card?

A departmental printing account card may be used to pay for photocopying and printing at all photocopiers and Pharos Stations in the Library, at a cost of 11 cents per copy. Health Science Center Departments may obtain account cards by contacting the Library Administration Office at (210) 567-2400. The accounts are billed monthly to HSC departments and have no cash value. Check with your department for the procedure to obtain a departmental account card. Departmental account cards are available for pickup in the Library Administration Office on Monday-Friday between 8-5 pm. You are encouraged to write your name and telephone number on your card as soon as you receive it.


Print from a Windows laptop

Please note: When installing this software in the Library please use a wired network connection. Do not use a wireless connection.

Pharos Popups does not currently support 64-bit Windows Vista.


  1. Download the Pharos Popups installation file for the location that you wish to be able print to:
    1. Briscoe Library
    2. Nursing School
    3. Research Administration Building
    4. Laredo Library
  2. If you get the “Do you want to run or save this file?” box, click Run.
  3. If you get the “The publisher could not be verified” warning, click Run.
  4. The installation window will open. Click Start. It will take several minutes for the installation to finish.
  5. When the installation finishes, click Finish.

Note: If you wish to install more than once location, simply install each location individually.

Print from my Laptop

Full Featured Printing:

Using the full featured printing requires that you install software for both Windows and Mac. Please select your device below, and follow the directions for setting up wireless printing:

Installation files and instructions can be found online for the following platforms:

Please note: When installing the print software you must be on campus.

Quick Print:

Quick print allows you to print directly from your Browser, without installing any software or packages.


Print from My Mobile Device

This section of the instructions applies to both Android and iOS mobile devices.

Please note: if you have already registered a device with Mobile Print, you can skip below to the how to use section. Once registered, the following printers can be selected via mobile print:

Printer Name Printer Location
Briscoe Library Black/White Library – 3rd Floor
Briscoe Library Color Library – 3rd Floor
Briscoe Library 4th Floor Library – 4th Floor
Nursing Student Lounge Nursing School Student Lounge

Register My Email with Pharos Mobile Print

In order to print using Pharos Mobile Print, you must first register an email account(s):


Printing from My Mobile Device

Please Note: After selecting Print in step 7 below, the print job will automatically begin to print to the selected Printer.