Interlibrary Loan (ILL) New Users

Register with ILLiad to set up an interlibrary loan account

  • You must be affiliated with Anschutz Medical Campus and CU.
  • Strauss Library interlibrary library (ILL) is a fee-based service for some, free for others. Some service fees apply to the unaffiliated general public, UC Health, and other semi-affiliated users. Click here for more information on the fees for this library service.
    • ILL staff may obtain information from you during registration to process a credit card or speed type information, if fees apply to you.
  • Requests are processed as received, on a first-come, first-serve basis, and rush service is not available. We process and fulfill requests as quickly as we can and priority is given to University student, faculty, and staff requests.
  • The ILLiad registration process asks you for contact information and you create an ILLiad username and password so you can login and order materials, receive email notifications, and login to ILLiad to pick up electronically delivered material 24/7 online.
    • Articles and book chapters are usually delivered in PDF to your ILLiad account. Books and other returnables we receive from other libraries can be picked up at Strauss Health Sciences Library.
  • If your status requires you to pay, you will NOT be asked to enter any credit card information by the ILLiad registration form. You will provide that later by contacting our office or we shall contact you after you submit the ILLiad registration form.
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado - you are eligible for ILL services from Children's Library and the fees could be lower. Contact for more information.
  • UCHealth Affiliates Please click here to request articles. You may be asked to log in with your standard UCHealth username and password, and will need to copy and paste the article citation into the UC Health library form. Contact the UC Health librarian for more information about service by email at or by phone at 970-495-7770.
  • If you are:
    • Paid University faculty and staff of CU Anschutz,
    • Regular School of Medicine faculty paid by affiliate hospitals like Denver Health or the VA,
    • Volunteer clinical/faculty,
    • Retired CU Anschutz faculty,
    • CU Anschutz fellow,
    • CU Anschutz visiting scholar or visiting students,
    • CU Medicine employee,
    • CU Anschutz enrolled student and paying CU Anschutz student fees, or,
    • GME Resident of the University,
      then you are eligible for ILL services at no direct cost. See more information below.

No-Fee Service Policy

This policy includes the following users: verified Anschutz Campus students, faculty, staff, Univ GME Residents, and other Primary Users. Eligible users are CU Anschutz health sciences students actively enrolled during the term and who have paid the Academic Support Fee of the Anschutz campus. Other primary users eligible are: paid University faculty and staff of CU Anschutz, paid Univ GME residents, faculty paid by affiliate hospitals like National Jewish or the VA, volunteer clinical/faculty, and others listed in our policy as Primary.

  • Users wishing to participate first need to register with ILLiad.
  • Requests will be supplied at no direct cost to Primary users. The service is intended for the academic research needs; use for other purposes is discouraged.
  • Please Note: ILL/DocDel will not accept requests for course textbooks. The service is not a means for obtaining required class textbooks.
  • Requests for articles in the library’s collection will usually be filled within 48 hours, Monday through Friday; article copies and materials outside the Strauss Health Sciences Library collection borrowed from other libraries can take five to ten days. Some requests may not be filled for various reasons.
  • ILL reserves the right for cost control to reject requests for the same articles or materials over and over again from faculty and students. Please do not abuse this service. ILL costs the library money, and you should request only what is needed and essential for your studies and research.
  • Rush request service (same day or less than 24 hours) is NOT available.

Register with ILLiad here. Select the appropriate status such as student or faculty paid by the university on the ILLiad registration form and indicate the School or College you belong to (example: School of Medicine, Nursing, etc.​​).

Can't remember whether you have an account or have questions about ILL Services? 

Contact ILL & Document Delivery by email at or by phone at 303-724-2111.