Information for other Libraries


Turnaround Time

Requests are downloaded from DOCLINE, OCLC, and the HSLS online lending system continuously throughout the day. Turnaround time is dependent on the item requested. Requested items housed in HSLS storage typically have a longer turn around time.

Rush and urgent patient care requests are usually filled within 30-60 minutes of receiving the request, especially if you call 412-648-2037.

Loan periods

Circulating books are loaned for 3 weeks. Items may be renewed for an additional 3 week period. Call 412-648-8866 for renewals.

Audiovisual Materials

Audiovisual materials are not available for loan.

Requesting Materials from HSLS

Requests may be submitted via DOCLINE, OCLC, or the HSLS online lending system.

Receiving materials from HSLS

Articles and other photocopies are sent via Odyssey or Web PDF. Books and other returnables are shipped via UPS Ground service.


DOCLINE requests

$10.00: Regular photocopy service if a member of EFTS
$11.00: Regular photocopy service for all other requests
$22.00: Rush photocopy service
$15.00: Book loan (UPS ground)

OCLC requests

$11.00: Regular photocopy service for libraries in the United States and Canada
$11.00 Regular photocopy service for libraries outside of North America we accept OCLC IFM only
$22.00: Rush photocopy service
$15.00: Book loan (UPS ground) only for libraries in the United States

HSLS Online Lending System

$15.00: Regular photocopy service
$30.00: Rush photocopy service
$18.00: Book loan (UPS ground)
$30.00: Book loan (FedEx—FedEx number must be provided by borrower)
$30.00: Rush book loan (contact Document Delivery at 412-648-2037)

Address and Contact Information

HSLS Document Delivery Services
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
3550 Terrace St., 200 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA

Phone number: 412-648-2037
E-mail address: