Interlibrary Loan




Sabrina Caston, Interlibrary Loan Associate
Kresenda Raasch, Interlibrary Loan Associate

Jennifer K. Lloyd, Associate Director

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The ILL staff always attempts to locate materials at no cost. However, if another library charges us, we will pass that charge along to our patrons. Additionally, we comply with copyright limits, so copyright fees may be incurred. If cash is to be used, items must be paid for at the time of pickup. If a departmental PeopleSoft chart string is provided, the items will be billed at the end of the month. Unfortunately, the LSUHSC New Orleans Libraries cannot accept credit cards or PayPaw as a method of payment.


Patrons may attempt to cancel requests via ILLiad. However, if the item has already been requested from another library, the LSUHSC Library cannot guarantee that it will be cancelled. Patrons will receive a confirmation email for successful cancellations.

Change Password

Patrons may change their own passwords in ILLiad. Log into ILLiad and scroll down Change Password. If you forget your password, please contact the Libraries (Isché Circulation Desk 504-568-6100 or email to have your password reset. You may also edit your record at Change User Information.

Check Status

Login to ILLiad to view Outstanding Requests, Electronic Articles or Cancelled Requests. You can also view Checked Out items and Renew if possible. Request History allows you to view previously requested items.

Copyright Compliance

The LSUHSC New Orleans Libraries comply with US Copyright Law. The following is a statement regarding Copyright Restrictions:


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

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 or reproduction for purposes 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 judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Copyright Fees

When we have reached the Copyright Limit, we must pay copyright fees to obtain a journal article. These fees range from as little as $5 up to $50. Fees are set by the publishers of the individual journals.

Copyright Limits

Copyright Guidelines allow libraries to obtain 5 articles per journal title from the most recent 5 years before incurring Copyright Fees. Additionally, only 2 articles per issue are allowed before fees are incurred from journals published in the most recent 5 years.


Every effort is made to locate materials that may be borrowed or photocopied for free. But if there is a copyright fee or a fee from the lending library, then it is passed on to the patron. These fees average about $10 per item.

Document Delivery

The Library will fill patron requests via ILLiad from its print collection for LSUHSC patrons. There may be a daily limit of number requests imposed.


Interlibrary Loan services are limited to current LSUHSC faculty, residents, fellows, staff, and students.

Electronic Delivery
Free Items

The ILL staff always attempts to obtain materials for free from our partner libraries first. However, if none of these libraries holds the necessary item, we will move on to charging libraries, if the patron has indicated that they are willing to pay.

Loan Periods

Length of time a patron may have a borrowed item from another library is set by the lending library.


Items that are borrowed from another library must be returned in a timely manner. If more time is needed, the ILL staff may request a renewal. However, the lending library may refuse to renew an item. Failure to return overdue ILL materials jeopardizes the LSUHSC Libraries relationships with our partners and will result in the patron's library privileges being blocked.


The LSUHSC New Orleans Libraries belong to several consortia to better serve our patrons. We regularly use our partner libraries in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to provide fast and free materials.


By using ILLiad, patrons will be able to log into ILLiad and scroll to the "review requests" section. "View/Renew Checked Out Items" allows you to view the items that you currently have checked out and renew them if you wish.

Requesting an Item

The LSUHSC Libraries use ILLiad to manage our ILL traffic. Register with ILLiad and enter your requests. You must be eligible for ILL privileges.


The ILL staff strives to provide fast, accurate service. Most articles are received within 2-3 business days of input. Monographs take longer due to the necessity of a mail/courier service.

Updated June 2023