Interlibrary Loan Polices for the UTSPH Library

If you are trying to locate a JOURNAL article, be sure you check BOTH:

  1. TMC Library ejournals
  2. UTSPH Library ejournals

If you cannot find it, use the Interlibrary Loan Service from the TMC Library to make your request. 

  1. You will need to create an account with the ILLiad Request System if you have never made a request before.
    • This is NOT THE SAME as your TMC Library account. 

Book requests: Regional Campus UTSPH Students, Staff, Faculty

If you need a book AND you are in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, or San Antonio:

  1. Check the SPH Library Online Catalog to determine if the book is in the SPH Library.
    • The catalog has records from other libraries so make certain it is in the SPH Library!
    •  If the SPH Library has your book, email the title and your information to: Angel.E.Hooper@uth.tmc.edu and she will send the book to your campus.
    • Please note: We do not send course reserve books.
  2. If the SPH Library does not have your book, request the item through using the appropriate library listed below
    • Austin Campus
      1. First time user-- you will need to register for an account.   
      2. Once you have registered, use the UT-Austin Interlibrary Loan service: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/ils/ 
    • Brownsville Campus
      1. First time user-- you will need to register: https://utrgv.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/FirstTime.html
        • Please indicate that you are with UT Houston in the notes field.
      2. Once you have registered, use the UT-RGV Interlibrary Loan service:  https://utrgv.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/
    • Dallas Campus
      1. We are still checking on the policies at UT Southwestern.
    • El Paso Campus
      1. We are still checking on the policies at UTEP. 
    • San Antonio Campus
      1. We are still checking on the policies at UTHSC-San Antonio. But we think you'll be able to register for an account and use their interlibrary loan services for books.

Houston Campus UTSPH Students, Staff, Faculty

If you need a book AND you are Houston, check the SPH Library Online Catalog to determine if the book is in the SPH Library, TMC Library, or MD Anderson Library. You can borrow items from any of those libraries directly.

If not, use the Interlibrary Loan Service from the TMC Library to make your request.  You will need a SEPARATE account from your TMC Library account.  If you have not made a request