Order Articles and Books

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

Journal article and book chapter requests normally take 1-4 business days to fill (Monday-Friday). For additional information on fees and policies, please see the ILL FAQ or contact the ILL Service at illmed@bu.edu.

ILL Request Form


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.