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Document Delivery & Inter-Library Loan

The Center for Health Evidence provides Document Delivery/Inter-Library Loan services at no cost to employees and affiliated physicians. Students on rotation should request items through their school library services. 

What is document delivery?

The Center for Health Evidence will email articles and book chapters either from our own collections or from an outside library (hospital-affiliated physicians and staff only). The easiest way to order an article(s) or book chapter is to email us the citation(s) or fill out our request formDue to copyright restrictions, articles will only be sent to Huntington Hospital employees or affiliated Medical Staff, regardless of who is CC'ed on the email request. 

What is an interlibrary loan (ILL)?

For medical/nursing/health-related book titles that are not available in the online collections, we will try to borrow a copy from another library (dependent upon whether another library owns the title and are willing to lend it). This is only available for hospital-affiliated physicians and staff and only for the purpose of medical research/education.

Approximate turnaround times for journal articles/book chapters:

  • Standard: 2- 5 business days
  • Rush: 1-2 business days
  • Urgent Patient Care: same day or next day (depending on the time of day requested)

Requests of 3 or more citations will be processed in the order they are received. We will process 7-10 articles per requester per day. Speed of delivery also depends upon the operational capabilities of CHE and loaning libraries. 

Article / Book Request Form

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