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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy

Interlibrary Loan Services and Fees

ILL & Document/Article Delivery Fees

Most libraries charge us for loaning materials and for delivering electronic files to us. The fees we pay to obtain materials on interlibrary loan average $11.00 per request. We must also pay a royalty to photocopy most articles. The royalty fee ranges from $3.00 to $50.00. The average royalty is $14.00.

Our budget requires that we pass a portion of such fees on to our clientele. Charges for borrowing material on interlibrary loan are:

Charge Per Request*
WU Medical School & WU Danforth Campus $6.00
BJH, Childrens, Goldfarb, & STLCOP $8.00
WU Alumni & Former House Staff $8.00
Library Member $13.00
Non-Affiliated $20.00
Loansome Doc $11.00

Some documents, such as patents or non-U.S. theses can be obtained only by purchase from commercial vendors and are extremely expensive. If the cost of obtaining a particular document exceeds $25, we may need to pass on additional charges. We will contact you for approval before placing such an order.

*Documents received in electronic formats will be printed for mailing or faxing at an additional charge of $.15/page.

Books or AV materials

Borrowed books or AV materials are held at the Becker Library Information desk for you to pick up.

First Time Users

First time users must enter their customer information before they can logon to ILLiad.

  1. From the ILLiad Request System page, select the First Time Users! link to take you to a registration page. If you have already used ILLiad, please do not logon as a First Time User again. ILL staff can reset your password or remind you of your username.
  2. Click on the First Time Users Click Here button at the bottom of the page
  3. A New User Registration Form will appear. Enter as much information as possible. Fill out the required fields (these are in red)!
  4. Choose a username. We suggest the use of your last name and first initial (i.e., doej, or wilsonp). You are limited to eleven (11) characters for a username.
  5. Choose a password. Make it something you can remember. Please remember that your password is case sensitive.
  6. After entering your user information, click on Submit Information at the bottom of the page.
  7. If an error has been made, an error message will appear at the top of the page. If necessary, fix the needed fields and Submit Information again.
  8. The Main Menu will then appear.
  9. You should now be able to use ILLiad. When you next logon, you will need to enter only your username and password. Please remember that your password is case sensitive.
  10. When you are finished using ILLiad, please exit by clicking on Exit ILLiad System at the top of the Main Menu.