Interlibrary Loan & TripSaver
WCMC Library offers two different document delivery services for patrons: Interlibrary Loan and TripSaver.
|Applicable materials||Books, journal articles, and other items the library does not own||Journal articles and book chapters the library does own|
|Service||Digital copies of journal articles are sent via email to the patron. Books are held for pickup at the Circulation Desk||Print items are scanned and sent via email to the patron. Electronically available items are emailed.|
|Cost||free for members of the WCMC community||$5 per requested item. Patrons are not charged unless they give their explicit prior consent.|
Eligibility and access
Anyone with a valid ID from NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center that has a Weill Cornell Medical Library barcode attached to it, or anyone who is sponsored with full borrowing privileges may use Interlibrary Loan or TripSaver. A barcode can be obtained by visiting in person the Circulation Desk, which is just inside the Library on 69th and York.
How to submit a request
Patrons who wish to submit an interlibrary loan request in person may visit the Interlibrary Loan Services. To talk to someone from ILL, ask at the Circulation Desk.
Requests are typically processed within one business day of receiving them. Plan ahead when requesting materials. The time taken to fill a request depends on several factors. The time to receive a request is approximately one week for articles, but can range from a few days to a few weeks depending on availability. Feel free to check with Interlibrary Services concerning the status of a request that you have submitted.
The hours of service for Interlibrary Services are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Requests that require an urgent response can often be filled sooner. In order to expedite your request, please submit your request first (indicating in the Notes field that your request is rush) and then speak directly to the staff of Interlibrary Services in person or by phone at (212) 746-6051.
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a copy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any other purpose than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
The Institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.
Absence of copyright notice does not necessarily indicate that the material is not copyrighted. The law no longer requires such a notice.