Interlibrary Loan

ILL Express!

NOTE: If you have not registered for an ILL account, please click here: First-Time Users.

If you have registered for an ILL Express! account:

ILL Express! is the Interlibrary Loan ordering system for the USC School of Medicine Library. Available to School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff, this service is for the provision of BIOMEDICAL materials for research and study purposes.  (Please contact your public library for non-biomedical materials.) Non-USC healthcare practitioners, individuals and organizations in South Carolina should use the National Library of Medicine Loansome Doc service using these instructions. USC-Columbia faculty, staff and students who are not affiliated with the School of Medicine should use Thomas Cooper Library's ILL Department; persons affiliated with the School of Law should request ILL items through the Coleman Karesh Law Library. NOTE: If you are a resident or fellow at Palmetto Health Richland, please use the ILL services at Josey Health Sciences Library (phone: 803-434-6312; email:

Interlibrary Loan Charge per Item

SOM faculty, staff and students

Journal articles: no charge.* 
RUSH requests: $5. 
Book requests: $5.

SC healthcare practitioners $10.00
SC non-healthcare patrons $25.00
RUSH journal article requests
(needed in 2 business days or less)
add $5.00 surcharge
Fax Documents add $5 surcharge (long distance)

*There is a limit of 10 active article requests at any given time for SOM faculty, staff and students.  The system will provide an alert once the limit has been reached.  Additional requests may be made once active requests have been filled. If you have a critical RUSH request and you have already reached the 10-request limit, contact the Interlibrary Loan staff at 803-216-3212 or

Billing Charges for Other Libraries or Loansome Doc Users

CONBLS Libraries No Charge
SC Health Sciences Libraries $6.00
Other SC Libraries $9.00
Other U.S. Libraries $12.00
Canadian Libraries $15.00
Loansome Doc Healthcare Practitioners $10.00
Loansome Doc SC residents or for-profit organizations $25.00
Rush requests
add $5.00 surcharge
Fax Documents add $5 surcharge (long distance)

If you have any questions, please contact the Interlibrary Loan staff at:
Interlibrary Loan
School of Medicine Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803.216.3212
Fax: 803.216.3223
Hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri

Mailing Address for Fedex or UPS deliveries:
School of Medicine Library Bldg. 101
University of South Carolina
6311 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209