STUDENT ILL and Photocopy Request

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.

STUDENT Interlibrary Loan and Photocopy Request Form

  • Please choose from the following:
  • Search Options and Fees:

    We will search for your item first within the collections of our Boston Library Consortium (BLC) partners, and if found, will deliver it at no charge. There is no Rush option for this service.

    To limit your request only to BLC collections, select 'BLC-Only Order' below. If you select this option and we are unable to locate your item within the BLC collections, we will close the request without delivering your item.

    If you would like us to attempt to locate your item in other libraries if it is not available within the BLC, select 'Standard Order' below and we will expand the search if necessary. There is a charge for this service, and by selecting 'Standard Order,' you agree to pay the $6 fee if we obtain your item from a non-BLC library. (We will always search within the BLC first, and if we find your item there, you will not be charged even if you have selected 'Standard' order.)

    If you need your item quickly, select 'Rush Order' below. Rush orders cannot be limited to the BLC, and will always have a fee of $16.

    Please note that we do not accept credit cards. Payment can be made by check (preferred) or exact change in cash, and is due when you pick up your item.

  • ISBN, PMID, etc.
  • 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.