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Dykes Library

Request Materials (ILLiad)

ILLiad is an online system for requesting library material via Dykes Library's interlibrary loan service. Once you have set up an ILLiad account, you may log in and use it to do the following:

  1. Order articles, books, and other material from other libraries as well as from Dykes Library.
  2. View the status of your outstanding requests, as well as information about previously requested items.
  3. Access material delivered electronically.

Please log in below to get started using ILLiad. If you have any questions, click here for information or call us at 913-588-5073.

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If you have forgotten your password, please contact Customer Support at (913) 588-7995 to have your password reset.

KUMC Staff/Students:

Enter your Novell Network/GroupWise username and password. New KUMC ILLiad users can follow this guide to help them register for an account.

Non-KUMC Patrons:

Enter the username and password supplied to you by Document Delivery personnel. If you do not have a username and password for ILLiad, please submit the ILLiad Username and Password Form or call 913-588-5073. New non-KUMC ILLiad users can follow this guide to help them register for an account.

KUSM-W Users:

Please submit interlibrary loan requests to the Farha Medical Library either by telephone at 316-293-2629, or by email at For more information, access Farha Library’s ILL web site.

University of Kansas-Lawrence Users:

Please submit interlibrary loan requests to Watson Library using your KU 8-digit ID login. If you have problems logging into KU's system, contact

ILLiad information - also see our FAQ page


Average turnaround time for materials borrowed from other libraries
Articles: 2 Days
Books: 6.5 Days

Average turnaround time for materials from A. R. Dykes Library
Articles: 0.8 Days (18.9 Hours)
Books: 1.3 Days

Time is calculated from the time that a request is submitted to the time that the article is made available electronically and when the loan is available to the patron. Calculations include weekends.

*Year 2011 statistics through the second quarter

  FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
Total Items Provided 12,406 14,483 11,510 10,582 10,212
Total Items Borrowed 4,407 4,858 4,407 4,194 4,129


Different fees are applicable depending on required delivery time, KUMC affilliation, and source of the materials (KUMC or non-KUMC).

 Borrowing policies

The mission of the A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences staff is to work collaboratively with individuals and organizations seeking high quality health information.

If you want an item only if we can borrow it for free, select Provide Only If Free-KUMC Only from the payment methods pull-down window. If the item cannot be obtained for you for free, you will be notified by e-mail.

 Interlibrary loan renewals

Login to ILLiad and choose View Checked Out Items. You may ask for one renewal per item. Books from Dykes Library collection can be renewed for one additional week, unless there is a hold or the item has been recalled. Length of renewal on items borrowed from other libraries will vary according to the lending library's policies.

 Interlibrary loan staff

Mariah Harvey, MLS, Head, Resource Sharing & Management
Rachel Perez, Document Delivery Specialist
Victoria Ramirez, Document Delivery Specialist
Gail Williams, Document Delivery Specialist
Jessica Wisneski, Document Delivery Specialist

 Contact information

Phone: 913-588-5073
Toll free in KS: 1-800-332-4193
Fax: 913-588-7304
IM: Ask a Librarian
Mail: Document Delivery Office
A. R. Dykes Library MS 1050
2100 West 39th Avenue
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS 66160

IP address for Ariel:
IP address for Odyssey:

 Clinical emergency service

The National Library of Medicine provides a clinical emergency service for health care providers delivering direct patient care under emergency circumstances. If the journal is available at NLM they will fill these requests within 2 hours of receipt during the hours they are open. Only those requests needed for emergency patient care qualify for this service. Fee information for clincial emergency requests can be found here: ILLiad Fees.

 Kansas Regents Libraries

Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Kansas State University
Pittsburg State University
University of Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center-Kansas City
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Washburn University
Wichita State University

 Loansome Doc

Loansome Doc is an additional online system through which PubMed users can order documents. See our fee information page to determine costs. Citation information does not have to be retyped when ordering via Loansome Doc. Simply check the order box next to the citation you wish to order.

For more information about Loansome Doc click here.