Though we understand that textbook prices are high, The TMC Library will not order any edition of a book that is required in a course syllabus (in other words, textbook) through Interlibrary Loan for the following reasons:
– Most libraries do not own textbooks; we often have to request textbooks from out-of-state libraries. The process of requesting, shipping, and receiving the textbooks takes 1-2 weeks.
– Students are usually allowed to keep interlibrary loan textbooks for about two weeks.
The loan periods set by lending libraries and do not allow students to keep a textbook for an entire course.
Interlibrary loan is not intended for ordering textbooks. Interlibrary loan services were established to assist student and faculty with borrowing supplementary materials for research.
For TMC Library affiliates, routine services are supplied free, subject to the following terms:
A single user is entitled to a maximum of 15 free requests per calendar year. Further ILL requests will be filled @$15.00 each until year’s end.
Duplicate and/or lost requests will be ordered at the expense of the patron. ILL users will be charged a $5.00 service fee for books requested through interlibrary loan, that are not picked up within 14 days of notification.
Fee Schedule for Customers Not Affiliated with a Texas Medical Center Institution.
If you do not recall your username and/or password, call 713-799-7105 or 713-799-7147 email email@example.com. Note: Library staff cannot see your password; however, the password can be changed to a generic one, and you will be asked to select a new password once you log in.
TMC Library electronic resources are accessed with the OpenAthens system. More detailed information on this system can be found in our OpenAthens LibGuide.
We will make every reasonable effort to obtain any library materials requested via ILL. There are some things that cannot be obtained or that can be very difficult to obtain through ILL, including textbooks, popular movies and music, bestsellers, leisure reading material or recently released items, archival materials, and obsolete formats (film strips, VHS, LPs, etc.).
If you have lost access to ILLiad, the likely issue is that your Illiad registration has expired or a forgotten username or password, Contact the interlibrary loan department at 713-799-7105 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely! Unfortunately, our system does not communicate with any campus systems, so please check your profile occasionally to make sure that your email address, mailing address, suite numbers and phone number are still current.
If you are in PubMed, and the article title is in [brackets], the article is very likely Non-English. The language of the article will be shown there. When ordering, please check the box that you will accept a non-English article; otherwise we will cancel the request.
All books must be picked up at The TMC Library Circulation Desk located at 1133 John Freeman Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.
If this is the case, please call us at 713-799-7105 or email email@example.com as soon as possible to try to cancel it. If we have already processed it, then it cannot be cancelled, and you may still be responsible for any charges.