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Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

The Arnold Library Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery service allows users to request items held by Arnold Library and libraries around the world. Info There is no charge to Fred Hutch faculty, staff, students and affiliates for this service.

ILL & Document Delivery Support

Contact Arnold Library
Weintraub Building, B1-010

Submit ILL & Document Delivery Requests

Tip: Use ILLiad to submit requests for ILL and document delivery. Use your HutchNet ID and password to log into ILLiad. For more information on using ILLiad, refer to the ILLiad FAQ & How-to Guide.

ILL & Document Delivery FAQ

ILL is a service free to the user through which you can request research materials, such as books, journal articles, book chapters, videos, and other materials that are not available in the Arnold Library.

If you need assistance accessing items in our collection, library staff will scan and email articles to you or we can mail books and DVDs to you via interoffice mail.

After you make a request, library staff will act on it by searching for other libraries that will loan or copy the desired material. Once the material arrives, you will be notified via email that your request is ready for retrieval.

  • Journal article or book chapters will be uploaded to your ILLiad account for you to download
  • Loans (physical items) will be sent to your mail-stop or held for you at the Arnold Library

ILL is available to Fred Hutch faculty, staff and affiliates.

There is no charge to Fred Hutch faculty, staff and affiliates for ILL and document delivery requests.

We process ILL requests each morning. Processing times are typically:

  • 1-3 business days (weekdays) for digital items (journal articles, book chapters, etc.) sourced from other libraries
  • 1-2 weeks for physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) sourced/mailed from other libraries
  • 1 business day (weekdays) for items held in the Arnold Library collection

Articles which are difficult to locate or incompletely referenced may take longer or be returned to you for additional information.

Info For RUSH requests, please call 206.667.4314

ILLiad is the system the Library uses to manage your ILL requests. Login with your HutchNet ID and you can then use ILLiad to access completed ILL requests (download journal article PDFs), track the status of your pending requests, check due dates on current loans, request renewals on loaned materials, and view your ILL borrowing history.

The first time you use ILLiad you will be prompted to fill out a one-time registration form, and then you can dive right in!

Info For RUSH requests, please call 206.667.4314


Requests for materials will be accepted only in accordance with current copyright laws and guidelines. Requesters must comply with copyright restrictions in using materials.

Warning of Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The Arnold Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copy request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that request would involve violation of copyright law.