Skip to Main Content
UMass Chan Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library. Education. Research. Health Care. Empowering the future. Preserving the past.
UMass Chan Medical School Homepage Lamar Soutter Library Homepage

InterLibrary Loan (ILL): Borrowing- PHDL

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

Borrowing- PHDL

Borrowing through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) for Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) patrons

Free articles or book chapters that are not part of the PHDL can be requested through LSL’s Interlibrary Loan by the following PHDL members:

  • Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS)

  • Arizona Local Public Health Departments

  • Association of State & Territorial Health Officials

  • Boston Public Health Commission

  • CA Dept. of Healthcare Services (DHCS)

  • Local Public Health Departments

  • Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

  • National Network of Public Health Institutes

  • New Mexico Department of Health

  • Philadelphia Public Health Department

Instructions for ordering articles:

  • Create an account in ILLiad as a first-time user:

    1. Go to ILLiad and select First Time User

    2. Library Barcode Number = LastNameFirstInitial (i.e. DoeJ)

    3. Fill out the rest of the form, making sure all required fields are filled

    4. Status = Select your public health department

    5. Department = Select your public health department

    6. Username = LastNameFirstInitial (i.e., DoeJ)

    7. Choose a password

    8. Click Submit Information

    9. Add Account:

      • Account Number: Type your public health department

      • Leave all other fields blank

      • Click Add Account

    10. Now you are ready to request ILL articles, books, or book chapters!

  • To place a request:

    • Starting in the PHDL, search for your article using PubMed or the Citation Matcher. If the article is not in the PHDL, you will go to your department’s document delivery page. Fill out the requested fields in the form and hit send.

    • This will bring you to the LSL ILLiad page.

    • Log in

    • The new request form will be pre-populated with your citation information and your personal information

    • Choose electronic delivery

    • Status and Department fields: choose your public health department

    • 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 Active Requests in the menu bar, click the View/Download Electronically Received Items dropdown 

    • Download and save file to your preferred location (Note: the file remains available in ILLiad for thirty (30) days, after which it is no longer accessible in ILLiad)