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. This service is available to School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff. 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 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 $5.00
SC healthcare practitioners $10.00
Other SC 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)

If you have questions about ILL Express! or need assistance, see Interlibrary Loan Help or contact the ILL Department at: 803-216-3212.

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 $11.00
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