Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan/Pull and Copy Order Form | Borrowing | Pull and Copy | Lending | Loansome Doc | WorldCat Local

Borrowing

Purpose

To obtain journal articles, books, and other materials not owned by the library.

Eligible Borrowers

UMMS faculty, staff, and students and UMMHC staff.

How to Place Requests

  • In many of our online databases, including PubMed, you can use the "Check for Full Text" service to order journal articles not owned by the library. The service will fill-in the interlibrary loan order form directly from your search, saving you valuable time.
Or
  • You can go directly to the interlibrary loan order form to place your order. The first time you place an order, you will register as an ILLiad user. Your library barcode number will be your username. You will choose your own password. To avoid delays, be sure to include your payment information. If you forget your password, contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 508-856-2080.

Delivery

Patrons can choose the delivery method:

  • For articles: email, pick-up at Circulation desk, or interoffice mail
  • For books: pick-up at Circulation desk or interoffice mail

Fees

  • No charge for UMMS students.
  • The fee for an article or a book loan is $14.00.
  • The surcharge for rush requests is $14.00.
  • Credit cards are not accepted.
  • For faculty and staff a Speed Type number or Account number is necessary for each transaction.
  • Memorial users should provide department name rather than account number (e.g., Memorial - ObGyn).
  • The Library pays all copyright charges.

Returns

Return books and other materials by the due date to the Circulation Desk. You are financially responsible for damage to, or loss of materials, from the time they are picked up until the time they are returned to the library.

Contact

For all questions regarding Interlibrary Borrowing, call 1-508-856-2080 or email Vivian.Okyere@umassmed.edu.

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Pull and Copy

To serve you better, we have integrated the Pull and Copy service into Interlibrary Loan (ILL). One form will handle both types of requests. Please use the ILLiad form to order your Pull and Copy request(s).

Delivery

We provide electronic delivery via email. Average turn-around-time is 24 hours.

Fees

  • The service cost for Pull and Copy is $13.00 per article. No exceptions.

Lending

Purpose

To provide articles and books to other libraries. The Lamar Soutter Library shares its resources with hospital, academic, and public libraries throughout the world.

Submission of ILL Requests

  • Submit requests via Docline or OCLC
  • OCLC Code: WQM
  • Docline Code: MAUMAS

Delivery

We provide electronic delivery via email and Ariel. Average turn-around-time is 24 hours.

Fees

  • The fee for an article or a book loan is $15.00.
  • The surcharge for rush requests is $15.00.
  • We participate in IFM and EFTS.
  • Libraries who do not participate in IFM or EFTS will be invoiced monthly.

Contact

For all questions regarding Interlibrary Lending, call 1-508-856-2662 or email Vivian.Okyere@umassmed.edu.

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Loansome Doc

Purpose

The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) participates in the Loansome Doc Program of the National Library of Medicine, which allows users to order full-text copies of biomedical articles found in the PubMed database.

As a participating library, the Lamar Soutter Library provides articles from its journal collection to registered health care professionals who are not affiliated with a medical library.

Eligible Borrowers

To qualify, the health care professional must either provide services to patients or work for governmental public health agencies. All health care professionals who choose us as their library supplier must register with LSL and provide proof of status, including a copy of certification or license.

The Lamar Soutter Library does not provide Loansome Doc services to corporations.

Steps for Registration:

Complete instructions for registration and ordering are at Loansome Doc.

Delivery

We provide email delivery of articles. Average turn-around-time is 24 hours if material is held in-house.

Fees

  • The fee for an article is $15.00 plus copyright fee with a minimum charge of $40.00. Invoices over the minimum will incur a 13% overhead fee on the total.
  • The surcharge for material held at other institutions is $5.00.
  • Billing is monthly, by invoice.
  • Patrons are responsible for stipulating the maximum amount they are willing to pay for each article ordered.

Contact

For all questions regarding Loansome Doc, call 1-508-856-2662 or email Vivian.Okyere@umassmed.edu.

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WorldCat Local

Purpose

University of Massachusetts Medical School Library is dedicated to offering you access to the widest possible range of resources. Through WorldCat Local (link)you are now able to search our collection and the collections of many other libraries worldwide. Most importantly, WorldCat Local will allow you to order books from the Boston Library Consortium Libraries (BLC) or from Interlibrary Loan (ILL) through one seamless interface.

The WorldCat Local website lets you:

  • Search many libraries at once for an item
  • Find books, music, and videos that you can pick up at your library

Your search results will be displayed in this order:

  • Materials available at Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) - no cost
  • Materials from the Boston Library Consortium - no cost
  • Materials available worldwide through Interlibrary Loan - ILL fee applies ($14); no charge for UMMS students.

Eligible Borrowers

UMMS/UMMHC faculty, staff, and students who are registered users of the library

How to Place Requests

When you identify a book in WorldCat Local, click on the request button. Remember to check availability. If the book is not available through BLC, your request will seamlessly forward to Interlibrary Loan. (This removes the request from your WorldCat Local account to your ILL (ILLiad) account.) Please note, that an ILL request will be charged at $14 per request.

Delivery

When your material is available for pick-up at the Library Service Point, you will receive an email.

Fees

There are no fees associated with loans from the Boston Library Consortium Libraries. However, there is a $14 charge for any book borrowed from any other library through Interlibrary Loan; however there is no charge for UMMS students.

Returns

Return books and other materials by the due date to the Library Service Point. You are financially responsible for damage to, or loss of materials, from the time they are picked up until the time they are returned to the library.

More Information

Contact

For all questions regarding WorldCat Local, call 1-508-856-2080 or email Vivian.Okyere@umassmed.edu.

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Last updated: 05/02/2014 12:19:22