Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Location: Weintraub Building, B1-010
Contact phone: (206) 667-4314
Contact e-mail:

Our document delivery and interlibrary loan (ILL) service uses the ILLiad system to provide our patrons with access to copies of journal articles, books and media from the Arnold Library collection, as well as from the collections of thousands of other libraries around the world.  The Arnold Library participates in the National Library of Medicine's Docline network of biomedical libraries and we belong to the OCLC network, which connect libraries of all types for ILL sharing.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan 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.

What is Document Delivery?

If you need copies of items in our collection, Arnold Library staff will scan articles for no charge and deliver as PDFs through ILLiad, or can send a photocopy through interoffice mail at the same rate as self-service photocopying. We can mail books and DVDs to you via interoffice mail.

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is the library's system that manages your ILL and Document Delivery requests.  Login with your HutchNet ID and you can then use ILLiad to access completed ILL and Document Delivery requests (download journal article PDFs), track the status of your pending requests, check due dates on current loans, renew loaned materials, and view your request 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!

For RUSH requests, please call 206-667-4314 or email


We process ILL requests each morning. There is no charge to Fred Hutch faculty and staff for interlibrary loan requests. There is no charge for scanned document delivery articles, and the charge for photocopies is merely the photocopy/scan costs standard on Fred Hutch copiers.