With interlibrary loan (ILL), we can get articles and books for you, even when the library doesn’t own them. Thanks to ILL, other libraries across the country will send us articles via PDF or mail their books to us for you to use. The library provides this great service for no charge to HSC students, faculty, and staff.
The first time you use ILL, you must register your account with ILLiad using your UNM Net ID and password. Then you can request articles and books straight from our catalog using the Request Item from Interlibrary Loan button.
It depends on the lender and how hard it is to find the items you need, but the turnaround on articles is about three business days. Articles are delivered as PDFs that you can download straight from your ILLiad account.
Books take longer because we have to wait for them to arrive in the mail, but they are usually ready to pick up about two weeks after placing your request. We will notify you when your loan arrives, and then you can pick it up during our contactless pickup hours on Tuesdays and Fridays.
If you have questions about ILL, use Ask a Librarian or email Interlibary Loan.