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Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery: Introduction

Describes Our Inter-Library Loan services and how to set up an ILL account


Our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Service provides all CSHL users fast, personalized access to:

journal articles, books, and other materials both owned by the library online and in print, borrowed from other institutions or purchased from publishers. Most articles requested are delivered to you electronically within 24 hours and books within 5 business days.

There is no charge for a basic ILL request. Small charges for rushes, scans, and postage are charged to your lab quarterly. (see Tab for charges). A grant or department account# is generally needed when an article is purchased immediately from a publisher.

To request materials and expedite their receipt, please do the following:

1. Register for and use your ILLiad Account, a software platform that manages all requests & links you with our  CSHL Library resources.

2. Register for a My NCBI account in PubMed.

Click on the Tabs above to set up your ILLiad and My NCBI accounts.

Click on the blue CSH button in PubMed and other databases to download or order material once you have an account.

Click on My ILLiad Homepage to order materials directly.

Subject Guide

Gail Sherman