ILLiad Interlibrary Loan: Pick Up and Return Requests

Request books, articles, and more from other libraries

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Phone: 281-283-3906

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM--5:00PM


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Receiving Your Requested items

When your requested item is ready for pick up, you will be notified by email. * Please be aware that we are required to send all UHCL notifications and communications to your UHCL email account. Don't forget to configure your email to allow receipt of emails from these domains:, You can arrange to have e-mail automatically forwarded from your UHCL-provided e-mail account to another e-mail address such as their Yahoo!®, Gmail™,etc. Here is the Instructions: Webmail created by the University Computing Center.

Receiving Items on Loan to You

  • Books, DVD, and other physical materials will be available to pick up at the Neumann Library Circulation Desk. Be sure to bring your UHCL ID to check out the items at the Library Circulation Desk.  You are responsible for the condition of borrowed items during your checkout period.
  • If your pick up location is UHCL Pearland Library, pick up items on loan to you at the Pearland Library Service Desk.

Viewing Electronically Received Articles

  • Most articles and book chapters will be posted as PDF files to your ILLiad account. To access them, login to your ILLiad account and click View/Download Electronically Received Articles. Please note that the PDF file is only accessible for 30 days; if you want to keep it, you must save it to your hard drive or a USB drive. Some articles cannot be digitized and must be picked up at the Neumann Library circulation desk.
  • If you accidentally delete an article from this web page, you may undo by clicking on the UNDELETE ARTICLE at the top of the page.

Returning your Requested Items

Copies obtained through Interlibrary Loan become the property of the library user. Books must be returned to the Circulation Desk. NEVER PLACE INTERLIBRARY LOAN BOOKS IN THE BOOK DROPS OR THE CIRCULATION DESK SLOT. It is very important to return books on time so that the library's ability to borrow from other libraries is not jeopardized. 

See location of the Library Circulation Desk.

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Bayou Building 2402, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1002