Document Delivery Services - Frequently Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions concerning Document Delivery Services are listed below. For additional information about these services or to submit a question, please contact us at ill@mskcc.org. For information about other library services, please contact Ask-A-Librarian.
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
Document Delivery Services provides articles, book chapters, meeting abstracts, patents, theses, standards, and other documents held by outside libraries and in the print collections of MSK Library for use by MSK researchers in their work. Requests for print books not held by MSK may also be obtained through Interlibrary Loan and may be submitted using ILLiad. We encourage users to check our growing electronic resources prior to requesting items. Any costs for this service are covered by the library.
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
Document Delivery Services are available to Memorial Sloan Kettering students and staff in support of their work. Patients, family members, and caregivers can contact the library for information about obtaining journal articles.
 
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
You can log in to the site with your MSK username and employee ID number. You will be prompted to provide additional information for your user account upon your first login. The Document Delivery Service is only available to employees of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with valid MSK email addresses.
 
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
Once your document has been obtained, you will receive an email message notifying you that your document is available. You must then log in to your account to download your document. Please save the files to your workspace as they will only be available in your account for a limited time. If you requested a book, you will receive an email when it is ready for pick-up at the Library.
 
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
All MSK employees can use ILLiad to request articles, scans, and other digital documents. Books and other physical objects requested must be picked up from the library on MSK's main campus. If you are unable to pick up the item, please consider using your local library or requesting a small portion of the book be scanned. Unfortunately, we are not able to obtain eBooks from outside our collection.
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
The Library's policy is to respect the proprietary rights of the copyright owners. Library staff adhere to US copyright law when borrowing or copying material on behalf of our users. The following copyright notice appears on the Library's User Registration form:
COPYRIGHT NOTICEThe copy law of the U.S. (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. By using Electronic Document Delivery service you expressly agree to comply with Copyright Law.
Copyright also impacts the use of electronic resources. Databases, eJournals, and eBooks are subject to all terms and conditions of their license agreements and copyright provisions.
 
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
Your document is available from your ILLiad account for 30 days before being deleted automatically. Please save files to your workspace.
 
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
We strive to fill all requests as quickly as possible and so your requested article may come from a number of possible sources.  It may be a scan from a print journal, a PubMed Central Author's Manuscript, a print-to-PDF from a website, or a publisher's PDF.  There are several factors that come into play including copyright restrictions and the time frame within which you need the article.  If you have a buisness reason requiring the publisher's PDF of your article, please add it to the "Notes" field of your request or contact the Document Delivery Team at 212.639.7441 or ill[at]mskcc.org. 
Frequently Asked Questions - ILLiad
Your ILLiad account will remain active as long as you are an active employee at MSK. Once your employment has ended, your account will no longer be accessible. If you are having trouble logging into ILLiad or have received an email notifying you that your account will expire, please contact the Document Delivery team at ill[at]mskcc.org or call us at 212.639.7441.