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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: Interlibrary Loan (materials not owned by Himmelfarb)

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

Borrowing from Other Libraries

If the material you need is not available at Himmelfarb Library, and cannot be requested through CLS from any of the WRLC libraries, you're ready to try Interlibrary Loan. Most requests are delivered within 24-72 hours. You may designate your request as "Rush" or "Urgent Patient Care," with guaranteed 24-hour delivery. Such requests incur an extra $10 charge; please indicate in your requests if you require this level of service. 

Helpful Hints

  • Provide a complete citation, with the PubMed ID, if possible. 
  • Check the WRLC catalog first before requesting a book via ILL. 

Creating a New Request

First, make sure that the title is unavailable through either Gelman, or any WRLC library. Once you've determined this, proceed to Documents2Go at: and login with your GW NetId and password. 


To create a new request, click the arrow underneath 'New Request' and select the type of request you are looking for. 



Make sure to add the PubMed ID if applicable to your request. You can find the PubMed ID of an article just below the title: 



In many, if not most cases, the PubMed ID (PMID) will auto-fill your citation for your request. If you do not have a PubMed ID, please fill out as much of the request with as much citation information as you are able to provide. 



Once you have filled out all applicable fields, hit the 'submit request' button below. 



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