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Access Services: Interlibrary Loan / Photocopy Services

This guide provides a description of our Access Services, Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Departments which details borrowing and checkout information, document delivery, reserves, etc.


General. Interlibrary Loan Services, located in room 310A on the third floor of the library building, provides books and printed materials not owned by the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library through a cooperative lending system comprised of many libraries. There is no charge to OUHSC-Oklahoma City campus faculty, students or staff for this service. Non-OUHSC patrons may obtain ILL service by paying current charges.

  • Borrowing and photocopying policies. All borrowing and photocopying of materials is done within the provisions of the General Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region Interlibrary Loan policy and the U.S. Copyright Law and accompanying guidelines.

Doctoral dissertations usually cannot be borrowed because of the agreements most universities have with University Microfilms International (UMI). Personal purchase options are available for most material using ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis website:


Users may request articles, chapters, books and other materials using ILLiad and must create an account to do so.  The account allows the user to track the status of requested materials and retains a history of requests.

ILLiAD (Document Delivery) Account Registration

Click to register for an ILLIAD account  Follow the instructions provided to set up your account.

  •  OUHSC-Oklahoma City campus users are authenticated by using the same username and password used for OUHSC e-mail retrieval. Log in using your OUHSC credentials then fill out the registration form.
  • Non-campus users should register by clicking the wordsFIRST TIME USERS” located to the left of the copyright statement. You will be taken to a page that explains proper registration steps. Once you’ve read the instruction for creating username and password, click the first time users click here” label at the bottom of the page to complete your one time registration. Your account information will be reviewed and notification will be sent to the e-mail you supplied, once your information has been authenticated and cleared for use in the system.

Placing and Managing Requests

  • Once you have established an account, you may request articles and books by making your selection from the Main Menu on the left side of the page.
  • The requests are sent electronically to libraries reporting holdings for the requested materials.  Typically, articles can be expected within 24-48 hours. 
  • Books may take from 7 to 10 days- depending on the filling institution’s workflow. Notifications of availability for books and articles are sent automatically through the ILLIAD system to your registered e-mail, once received and processed by interlibrary loan staff.
  • Articles are posted to your account in PDF format and should be viewed, saved or printed. Articles expire from the system 15 days from posting.
  • Books are held for pickup at the 3rd floor service desk.  Present your OUHSC ID at the 3rd floor service desk and sign the receipt to acknowledge pick up of ordered books.


Photocopy Services

  • Self-service B&W copies: $0.10 per page

  • Full-service B&W copies: $0.15 per page

  • RUSH full-service B&W copies: $0.20 per page

  • Color Copies:

                $0.25 per page, letter or legal sizes

                $0.50 per page, 11 x 17 inches 

Other Services

  • Faxing: $1.00/pages to send. Free to receive

  • Mailing/Faxing: $1.00/article + photocopy price

  • Transparencies: $1.00 black and white; $2.00 color 

  • CD-Rs: $1.00 per CD-R

  • In-house Binding: $2.00 per binding

Document Delivery

Document delivery of owned library items is available electronically through the ILLiad system. Patrons may create an ILLiad account through the library’s webpage. Charges are as follows:

  • $0.15 per page with 24 hour turnaround $.20 per page for RUSH for OUHSC affiliates

  • $5.00 flat rate for public users up to 35 pages, after 35 pages price changes to $0.15 per page