Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that is provided by the UMDNJ – Smith Library, to obtain materials not in our collection in a timely manner. The Library also has a Pull & Copy Service; articles are retrieved from the Library’s collection and copied or scanned for the requestor for a nominal fee.
Qualified UMDNJ requestors may obtain books, dissertations, audiovisual materials, and photocopies of journal articles not available in the UMDNJ – Smith Library. Materials may be requested from another UMDNJ campus library or from libraries throughout the United States.
Some requests may not be able to be filled. For example, copies of dissertations or audiovisuals may not be lent by their holding libraries. Most libraries will not lend items from their reference or reserve collections or complete volumes/issues of journals.
Eligibility and Access
Interlibrary Loan services are available to all registered library users. This includes faculty, staff, and students of UMDNJ and its joint programs.
Loansome Doc is a document-ordering capability of PubMed. It allows PubMed users to request a full-text copy of an article using the bibliographic references from search results. There is a fee for this service.
In order to use Loansome Doc to order copies of articles, users must have an account with the Smith Library. To set up a Loansome Doc account, call (973) 972-5319 (x2-5319) or (973) 972-7456 (x2-7456).
Requests to the ILL Department are subject to U.S. Copyright Law. Therefore, requests for copies of articles over 50 pages in length or copies of entire books will not be filled.