First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan

To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must first identify yourself to the library's ILLiad system. To do this you fill out a registration form using your Web browser. Registration has three purposes:

  • Entering your personal information into the ILLiad system means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file with Interlibrary Loan enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately when your request arrives in the library.
  • By specifying a Username and Password of your choosing, you will have secure access to information about your requests. You will also be able to review the list of items you have requested in the past.

About your Username and Password

During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password when logging on to the ILLiad system in the future.

Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.
Choose anything you like. We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems.

ILLiad will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.

Important Copyright Information


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.

Delivery Pricing Information

Delivery Speed
Cost per Item
Cost per Item
**(Not Affiliated)
(2-10 days)
(By the end of next business day)
Not available for book requests
(For all requestors)

* Affiliated clients include:

  • Faculty, fellows, residents, postdocs, staff, and students of UT Southwestern Medical Center and:
    • Southwestern Medical School
    • Southwestern School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
    • Southwestern School of Health Professions
    • University Hospitals
  • Volunteer Faculty

** Not affiliated clients:

  • UT Southwestern Alumni must register as unaffiliated to request articles
  • Local healthcare professionals must register as unaffiliated to request articles
  • If you are a student from another university, you must use your home institution's document delivery service
  • While the Medical Library can provide document delivery services for other individuals, particularly in the healthcare community, we do charge a higher fee than those who are affiliated with the campus. You may want to consider other options for obtaining these items, including:
    • your local public library
    • your corporate/departmental library
    • a co-worker or peer who owns the item
    • a commercial document supplier

Note: Billing for all Interlibrary Loan services is done the following month of service and will be emailed to the address provided. Failure to make payment may result in suspension of Library Services.

If you have further questions, please contact the Interlibrary Loan staff at 214-648-2002.

ILLiad FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Before registering, you may wish to read the ILLiad FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the ILLiad interlibrary loan system.

By pressing this button you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above. Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement and the ILLiad FAQ.

Please click on the "First Time Users Click Here" button to continue.

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