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Our electronic interlibrary loan ordering service has recently gone through some exciting changes with the arrival of our new online catalogue (SHELCAT). All interlibrary loan requests should now be made via the SHELCAT website.
You will need to login with your library barcode number and pin number to enable you to make ILL requests.
Click on the Request tab to proceed with a journal article or book request.
A simplified guide to using the online catalogue can be found here
For a more indepth guide to the catalogue click here
The document delivery service enables NHS Grampian Library members to obtain books, journal articles, reports etc. that are not held in the Library.
We participate in the SHINE (Scottish Health Information Network), Grampian Information and PLCS (Psychiatric Libraries Co-operative Scheme) interlibrary lending schemes, and have access to other libraries, including British Library, National Library of Scotland and BMA Library.
A request for a journal article or book is considered to be an 'Interlibrary Loan Request' when the Library has to order the item from another library within the United Kingdom. A similar journal article or book request is considered to be an 'Interbranch Request' when the item is available from other NHS Grampian library sites e.g. Dr Grays Hospital, and Cornhill Library. Interbranch and Interlibrary requests can also be made online via Shelcat or alternatively via your local NHSG library.
All requests are processed within three working days. It can take up to two weeks for some journal articles or books to arrive, however most requests arrive within a week. When your article arrives it is sent out direct to your department address. Books should be collected from Cornhill Library, Clerkseat Building, Royal Cornhill Hospital.