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Borrowing Materials

  • Books circulate to Laboratory staff members only.

  • Please fill out a book card at the lobby table as you leave.

  • Journals and reference materials do not circulate.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) &
Document Delivery Service

ILL / Document Delivery Services provides custom and personalized access to books, journals, articles, maps, and other materials.

  • We can order materials not available in the CSHL Library
    for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory faculty and staff only.

  • ILL Requests
    are generally processed the same day.
    Delivery time varies depending on the lending library.
    There is no charge for regular requests.
    There is an $11 base charge for same day rush requests or requests requiring purchase from the publisher.
    The cost may increase depending on the charge made to the CSHL Library by the lending library or from the publisher's website.
    Please supply a grant number with your request.
    Rush requests require at least a 4 hour turn around time during 9am-5pm weekday business hours.
    No requests are processed on weekends or holidays.

  • Document Delivery
    Library staff will photocopy articles from our print journal collection or download pdfs from our online journals.
    There is a $2 per article charge for this service.

  • Request Materials through ILLiad
  • ILLiad First Time User (Registration) Instructions

  • Questions?
    If you have any questions about Interlibrary Loans, please contact Gail Sherman at ext. 8352 or


  • Request a hands-on class for training in any of the electronic resources we subscribe to.
    (Science Direct, Web of Science, EndNote, PubMed, OVID, SCOPUS, Endnote)

Photocopy Services for Visitors

  • Visitors may use the black and white (15¢ per page) or color photocopiers (75¢ per page) to copy pages from library books and journals for personal use

  • Users are responsible for adhering to all copyright restrictions.
  • CSHL staff have priority on the photocopiers.

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