Order Articles/Books

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 2-10 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 our ILL FAQ or contact the ILL Department at illmed@bu.edu or (617) 358-2352. Users are reminded that they are responsible for payment of any unclaimed, damaged, or lost materials.

Please select the correct form below to request materials not held within the BU Libraries System.

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Students, faculty and staff of the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health and the Boston Medical Center may also use the BU Libraries Intercampus Loan Request Form to request journal articles and loanable materials available within the BU Library System, but not owned by the Alumni Medical Library. Requests normally take 7-14 business days to fill (Monday-Friday). No rush requests are available. There is no charge for this service.

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.