Getting What You Need

Although the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) has a strong electronic and print collection, it is not feasible to purchase everything. Have you ever discovered HSLS did not have what you needed? Have you ever needed materials from our offsite storage facility? Have you ever thought it would be convenient to have an article or chapter copied from the library’s print collection and sent to your desktop?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then HSLS Document Delivery Services is for you. Join the 2,188 HSLS users who have ordered through our online, user-friendly system over the past year. This system, introduced in July 2008, alleviates the need to re-enter user information when requesting multiple items. It also allows you to submit orders, track the status of your requests, update your profile and receive electronically delivered documents through one simple Web interface.

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Getting started with HSLS Document Delivery is easy:

  1. Create an HSLS Document Delivery account (This is different from your HSLS computer account).
  2. Log in when you want to order, track the status of requests, or download electronically delivered documents.
  3. You can also order articles directly through many HSLS databases such as Ovid, PubMed, and CINAHL. Just click on thelinks_pitt-upmc icon. If the article is not available full text, you will have the option to request a copy from HSLS Document Delivery.
  4. See HSLS Document Delivery FAQ for more information on our services, fees and turnaround times.


~ Renae Barger

Posted in the 2009 Issue