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Interlibrary Loan & Photocopy Request Form

The Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed on Monday, April 21, 2014, for Patriot's Day. Requests submitted after 4:00pm on Friday, April 18, will be processed on Tuesday, April 22. If you need a RUSH request, please contact an independent document delivery supplier, who can supply articles from a number of sources for varying fees.

Interlibrary loan (ILL) and photocopy requests are available to faculty, staff and students of the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health and the Boston Medical Center.

Requests normally take 5-10 work days to fill (Monday-Friday), book orders may take longer. Rush requests are available Monday through Friday only. For additional information on fees and policies, please see this page or contact the ILL Department at or (617) 638-4270 . Users are reminded that they are responsible for payment of any unclaimed, damaged, or lost materials.



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(e.g. L501)


Payment and Delivery:

Please note that we do not accept cash. Payment can either be made by department billing account, check, or copy card. Copy cards can be obtained in the library.

(BU affiliates can use a department billing number, BMC affiliates can use a Purchase Order. For a BMC P.O., please send an ORIGINAL copy)

(Type "yes" here)

Standard Order (Fee of $6)
Rush Order (Fee of $16)

[Required] You must select either Standard or Rush Order

Pick Up
[Required] (If you do not have a department billing account or BMC P. O., you MUST select "Pick Up" as your delivery method)

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of Copyright Law.