Borrowing Materials

Interlibrary Loan

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This service is available to UT Health Science Center at San Antonio affiliated users and to health professionals in the South Central Texas region who qualify to register as Area Health Professionals with the Library. 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) HSC Users :  Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library. Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3-5 business days. Requests for print materials generally take 7-10 business days. First time users must create an ILLiad account. For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu. Cost: Free.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Health Professionals: Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library. Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3 – 5  business days. Requests for print materials generally take 7 – 10 business days. Health professionals must meet the criteria to register as an Area Health Professional. First time users must register with the library and create an ILLiad account.  All filled request charges will be invoiced at the end of the month.  You can pay with Cash, Check (Government issued ID required), money order, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).  For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu. Cost: $15.00 per article (copyright fees may apply).

What type of materials are available through ILL?

  • Copies of articles from journals and book chapters (as permitted by copyright laws)
  • Circulating copies of books, dissertations, audiovisuals, and other materials
  • Items that are stored off-site

Notifications

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.

 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

Library Policies

 

Resources for Distance Learning Students

TexShare Borrowers

Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Adult Public Library Borrowers, and Members of Libraries of Clinical Medicine from participating TexShare libraries around the state are eligible to register for library services, including:

  • Books (excluding Nursing titles) and databases
  • Journals—print or electronic, in-house use only at any of the UT Health Science Center Libraries
  • Library computers (time limit)
  • Online search service (fee)
  • Photocopy and printing (fee)

Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type

Loan Period

# of Renewals Allowed

Books

14 days

n/a

Journals

n/a

n/a

Audiovisuals

n/a

n/a

Print Reserve Materials

3 hours

n/a

Library Registration:

Create an account for book checkout.

  1. Request a TexShare card from your home institution library.
  2. Bring the TexShare card to the Circulation Desk along with your Texas driver’s license or other official state ID, and complete a borrower registration form.
  3. Student cards are valid for one semester only, with breaks between semesters. See the circulation cut-off dates for this year. Faculty and staff cards expire on August 31 every year.

Library Collection Use

Users may have up to 3 items checked out at any given time.

TexShare Cut Off Dates for UT HSC students (2016 – 2017)

Begins on

Jul 01, 2016

Jan 03, 2017

Ends on

Dec 16, 2016

Jun 30, 2017

Last Date to Issue a Card

Dec 9, 2016

Jun 23, 2017

Student Cards Expire on

Dec 16, 2016

Jun 30, 2017

Dead Period – No cards issued to students   Dec 19, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017
UT HSC faculty/staff cards expire Aug 31, 2016  FY 2016
UT HSC faculty/staff cards expire Aug 31, 2017 FY 2017