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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: Distance Education Students

A guide to Interlibrary Loan and document delivery services at Himmelfarb.

Distance Education ILL

Distance Education Student ILL FAQ:

How do I create an Interlibrary Loan request?

Creating a request should be fairly straight forward once you have created an Interlibrary Loan account with Documents2Go at Please provide as many details as you are able to regarding the citation, and include a PubMed id# if possible. Once you have submitted a request, we will do our best to obtain the article in a timely manner for you.

What types of materials can I request?

Distance Education students are able to request book chapters and articles that Himmelfarb Library does not presently own. Once we have received a PDF of your request, you will be sent a notification email in regards to where you will be able to access your PDF. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship books or any electronic formatted materials such as VHS, DVDs or CDs from other Universities to Distance Education students. 

I need to borrow a specific textbook. May I ask Himmelfarb to add it to its collection?

Absolutely! If there is a particular title of a Medical text that you would like us to consider to add to our collection, please fill out a request form at you have any further questions regarding the purchase request process, please feel free to contact Ruth Bueter at Please keep in mind, your request may not be granted if it does not fit the criteria needed to be purchased.

Additionally, if you would rather borrow a text book from another institution, you are more than welcome to request the book be mailed to you through the Consortium Loan Services. Requests can be made through the WRLC catalog here: Go ahead and entire the title and once you have found the item you are searching for, hit the 'request' button, and login with your netid and password.

Important to note: You need to indicate your address in the "notes" field of the page provided for making the request.

For returns, the items should be mailed back to the lending library, or if you are local, you may return the book to a Consortium library (as listed on the WRLC main website) that is convenient to you. 

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