Interlibrary Loan and TripSaver

The Samuel J. Wood Library offers two different document delivery services for patrons: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and TripSaver. 

Interlibrary LoanTripSaver
Applicable MaterialsBooks, journal articles and other items the library does not ownJournal articles and book chapters the library does own
ServiceDigital copies of journal articles are sent via email to the patron. Books are held for pickup at the SMARTDesk.Print items are scanned and sent via email to the patron. Electronically available items are emailed.
CostFree for members of the WCM 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-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, or anyone who is sponsored with full borrowing privileges, may use the Interlibrary Loan and TripSaver services.

How to Submit a Request

Before submitting a request, if you are:

  • Looking for a Book or Journal title(s), use OneSearch to determine the availability of a physical copy or electronic version via the GET IT button
  • Looking for a full text article(s), use OneSearchPubMedWeb of Science or Scopus and click on the GET IT button to determine full text availability or request Inter-library Loan (ILL)
  • Already have a PMID or DOI, enter it into the Citation Linker to determine full text availability or request ILL
  • Please include complete and accurate citations and avoid including abbreviated journal titles and other necessary information.

Please log in to the Interlibrary Loan and TripSaver system, in order to submit a request.

Patrons who wish to submit an interlibrary loan request in person may visit the Interlibrary Loan Services department within the library. For further information, please contact us.

Turnaround time

Requests are typically processed within one business day of receiving them. Please plan ahead when requesting materials; the time taken to fulfill a request depends on several factors. Requests for articles are typically fulfilled within one week, but this timeframe can extend further depending on availability. If you have question or concerns regarding the status of a request that you have submitted, please contact Interlibrary Services: (646) 962-2560, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Rush Requests

Requests that require an urgent response can often be fulfilled quickly. In order to expedite your request, please submit your request first (indicating a rush request in the notes field), and then speak directly with Interlibrary Services in person, or by phone: (646) 962-2560.

Copyright Restrictions

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the creation 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 material is not copyrighted. The law no longer requires such a notice.