Interlibrary Loan

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Rudolph Matas Library uses ILLiad, an automated Interlibrary Loan system. This free Interlibrary Loan service is available to clinicians, faculty, staff, students, and researchers of all Tulane Health Sciences Programs. Articles are generally supplied in electronic format within several business days. Books may take longer as they are shipped via mail or UPS. The Business Library and Law Library provide services to their Tulane academic communities, and Howard-Tilton Memorial Library on the uptown campus provides Interlibrary Loan services for all other academic programs. Rudolph Matas Library also has a separate agreement with the John P. Ische Library at LSU Health Sciences Center which allows Tulane faculty, staff, and graduate students to borrow materials, including journals.

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences complies with US Federal Copyright Law. US Federal Copyright Guidelines allow academic libraries to borrow five (5) articles published in the last five (5) years per journal title in a calendar year. In addition, only two (2) articles per journal issue published in the last five (5) years can be borrowed per calendar year. Articles requested in excess of these Guidelines will result in copyright and/or royalty fees. 

For clinical emergencies submit your request and contact the Matas ILL Office at (504) 988-2413.

Books obtained through Matas Interlibrary Loan must be returned to the Matas Library before the due date.

Interlibrary Loans are not provided for books that are checked out or on Course Reserve. Check the Library Catalog for book availability. Delivery of books from Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is available via request from the Library Catalog or SearchAll. If you need to renew an Interlibrary Loan item, or have questions about other items, please call the Matas ILL office at (504) 988-2413, or email at

Fee-based services are offered to anyone needing medical information. Unaffiliated health professionals, businesses, researchers must sign a contract for the LoansomeDoc Service. Information and essential paperwork to set up this service are available on our LoansomeDoc Guide. Contact the ILL Department for the fee schedule and contractual information. Borrowing libraries may use Docline (LAUTUL) or OCLC (LTM).