Interlibrary Services for Libraries (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan for Libraries

UCSF students, faculty and staff: Please visit the Request Materials page.

General Information

The UCSF Library provides lending and copying services to libraries.

Libraries may send OCLC requests to the symbol "CUN" or Docline requests to LIBID "CAUCSF."

If OCLC or Docline are not options for your institution, we accept requests via email.

If you are an individual who needs materials from the UCSF Library, please place an interlibrary request at any US or overseas library to which you have access, or visit Loansome Doc.


We accept requests via:

  • OCLC
  • Docline
  • Loansome Doc
  • email

Loan period:

  • 4 weeks
  • 4-week renewals possible

Photocopying limit: 50 pages per request

Rush service: We do not accept rush requests, except through Docline.


Type of institutionLoansCopies
California academic/public libraries and all health sciences libraries$11$11
All other US, Canada & Mexico libraries (academic/public, non-profit, corporate, etc.)$21$21
International libraries$41$21

Billing and Shipping

Billing: IFM, EFTS or invoice.

Payment for invoiced material: We accept checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or AmEx.

Delivery methods: US First Class mail for loans; email and Ariel for copies.

Contact Us

UCSF Library
Interlibrary Services
530 Parnassus Avenue, Room 345
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Phone: (415) 476-8383
Ariel IP:
Email us