Interlibrary Loan books borrowed from other libraries must be quarantined prior to being checked out.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered to Downstate students, faculty and staff that provides electronic scans of articles and book chapters, monographs, and audiovisual materials that are not owned by The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn. Patrons must first set up an account.
On the left hand side of the Medical Research Library webpage, click on Interlibrary Loan.
Log in to Illiad using your username and password. Your username and password is set by you when you create your Illiad account. If you forget your login information DO NOT CREATE ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Interlibrary Loan office and your password will be reset. If you create another account it will delay the processing of your request. If you have never used Illiad you will need to create an account.
Creating an Account
If you have never used illiad, click on First time users. You will be directed to our Interlibrary Loan information page. Click on 'First Time Users Click Here'.
Fill in all of the information with asterisks. Your ID number is either the 16 digit number on your ID, your NetID or student ID.
Email Address - MUST USE YOUR DOWNSTATE EMAIL ADDRESS
After filling in your information, click submit information.
You now have an illiad account. There will be a page where your asked to Add Account. There is no need to add an account.
Patrons should search the Library catalog prior to requesting an item through ILL to determine whether the book or journal needed is NOT available in our collection.
Requesting items through ILL:
Click on Interlibrary Loan on the bottom left side of the library webpage.
Click on 'Click here to request item'. Enter Username and Password that you created when setting up your ILLiad account.
Click on Article, Book, Book Chapter, etc. under New Request.
Fill in all information for item you would like to request. If information is not complete, it will delay the processing of your request.
Click submit at bottom of page.
Requests are processed within 24 hours of receipt of request or by the next business day.
On average, it takes 3-7 days for a request to be filled locally.
For material that must be obtained from outside the New York metropolitan area, or for difficult to obtain materials, requests may take longer.
Requesting books through ALMA
An email will be sent to borrowers when requested materials arrive.
The Interlibrary Loan office is staffed Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Head of Interlibrary Loan Services:
Juannetta Y. LeGree, M.S.
Head of Access Services, Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery
Campus Copyright Manager
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY. 11203