ILLiad is the electronic system that allows PCOM faculty, students, and staff to request articles, books and book chapters not owned or licensed by the PCOM Library.

First time users need to create an account before accessing ILLiad.
During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password.  You will use this Username and Password when logging on to the ILLiad system in the future. ILLiad will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.


Users have a self-service option in E-ZBorrow. E-ZBorrow is a book lending program provided by the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) that allows users to borrow books from other college libraries.

Full Text Finder

When you are searching a PCOM-licensed database, take advantage of Full Text Finder-generated ILLiad forms to request articles not available through the Library web site. The Full Text Finder icon changes depending on the database.

in PubMed, OneSearch and other EBSCOhost databases (Academic Search, AltMed, IPA, PsycINFO, etc.)
Linkto@PCOM in Google Scholar.
If the item is not available in the library collection, click the “Request this item through Interlibrary Loan” link.You will be prompted to log in to ILLiad. After logging in to ILLiad, the request form will be pre-populated. Fill in any missing information and then click “Submit Request” to complete your request.

Turnaround Time

Every effort is made to deliver materials in a timely fashion. Eighty percent of articles are received within a week. Clinical Rushes for patient care may be acquired within hours. For book requests, please allow 2 weeks; they may be difficult to find and must be shipped (not transmitted electronically).

Receipt & Date Due

You will be called or emailed when a book is available for pick-up. Please note the due date on books and return them to the Circulation Desk before or on that date.


Interlibrary Loan services are provided to library patrons at no cost.