First Time User Registration for ILL Express!

Interlibrary Loan Charge per Item
(also applies to Loansome Doc patrons)

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 within 2 business days)
add $5.00 surcharge

*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

To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must first identify yourself to the Library's ILL Express! system. To do this, click the "First Time Users Click Here" button above and fill out the online registration form. Registration has three purposes:

  1.  Entering your personal information into ILL Express! means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  2.  Having your e-mail and other information on file enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately when your request arrives.
  3.  By choosing a Username and Password, you will have secure access to information about your requests.

To ensure the best possible service, please fill in all applicable fields on the registration form. You must fill in fields marked "required" or the system will not allow you to register.

Please read the copyright statement below. Also, Interlibrary Loan Help may answer questions you have about our ILL system. If you still have unanswered questions after reading this information, please contact the ILL staff at 803-216-3212 or