Order Articles and Books

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

Article and book chapter requests normally take 1-4 business days to fill (Monday-Friday); book requests may take 6-14 business days. Rush requests (articles and book chapters) 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 available in the Alumni Medical Library circulating collection.

BU Students

BU Faculty/Staff

Boston Medical Center


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.