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InterLibrary Loan (ILL): Borrowing- BML/MMS

This is the Lamar Soutter Library Guide to Interlibrary Loan, a borrowing service available to the UMass Chan/UMMHC community.

Fees and Payment

  • Boston Medical Library fellows: Free!

  • Massachusetts Medical Society members: Free!


Patrons can choose the delivery method:

  • For articles and book chapters: email

  • For books: UPS mail; a prelabeled return envelope will be included 


Boston Medical Library (BML) Interlibrary Loan Policies

  • Free articles, book chapters, and physical book loans
  • Create an account in ILLiad as a first-time user:
    • 1. Go to ILLiad and select First Time User
    • 2. Library Barcode = LastNameFirstInitial (i.e. DoeJ)
    • 3. Fill out the rest of the form, making sure all required fields are filled
    • 4. Status = Boston Medical Library (BML)
    • 5. Department = Boston Medical Library (BML)
    • 6. Username = LastNameFirstInitial (i.e., DoeJ)
    • 7. Choose a password
    • 8. Click Submit Information
    • 9. Add Account
      • Account Number: Boston Medical Library
      • Leave all other fields blank
      • Click Add Account
    • Now you are ready to request ILL articles/book chapters!
  • To place a request:
    • Log into ILLiad
    • Under New Request in the left-hand column, choose Article or Book Chapter
    • Fill in as many fields possible
      • Note: The more information provided, the easier it is for us to fill the request
    • Click Submit Request
  • To retrieve a filled request:
    • You will receive an email when the request has been filled prompting you to log into ILLiad
    • Once you are logged into ILLiad: Under View in the left-hand column, choose view/Download Electronically Received Items
    • Download and save file to your preferred location
      • Note: the file remains available in ILLiad for thirty (30) days.  After thirty (30) days, it is no longer accessible in ILLiad.


Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Interlibrary Loan Policies

  • Free articles, book chapters, and physical book loans
  • To place a request:
    • Contact Leon Barzin at
      • Note: All MMS requests must go through Leon