Document Delivery for Health Sciences Students

Health Sciences students, do you know…………….

If you are a registered student with the University of Colorado Health Sciences campus, you can request journal articles, books (NO textbooks), book chapters etc, through the Health Sciences Library Interlibrary Loan department, with no direct charge to you.

You’ll need to register for an ILLiad account. You’ll find Interlibrary Loan under the Services heading on our library website You’ll see I don’t have an ILLiad account.  Click on that and then on First Time Users. This will take you to the ILLiad registration form. You’ll receive notification once your account has been set up in our office.

After you have created your account, you can place your requests. We will process the requests and when we send them to you, you will receive an email telling you there is an article waiting for you under View Electronically Received Articles within your account. Articles will remain in your account for only 30 days, so once you receive and open them, be sure to download or save them in some way so you’ll have them for your future use.

You’re wondering how long it will take to receive your article? If the journal is held by the Health Sciences Library, it should be sent out to you by the next business day. If we do not hold the title you need, the article must be ordered from another library. The official time is 3-5 days. Items are received by this office electronically, so the majority of items are received much faster. Books must come by mail so they could possibly take a week to arrive. All this also depends on work load and how many requests are already waiting in the queue when you place your requests. Our staff do their best to provide speedy service.

There is NO RUSH service for student requests.

We look forward to assisting you with your Interlibrary Loan needs. Call 303-724-2111 with any questions.

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