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Welcome to the Eskind Biomedical Library Document Delivery Service (DDS)

Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students may log into a personal, secure "ILLiad" account to submit and manage requests, retrieve electronically delivered documents, and set service preferences.

  • You can use DDS to obtain loans or copies of library materials that are not available at Vanderbilt.

  • Articles typically arrive within a week (many are faster, some take much longer), and are delivered electronically.

  • Loans generally take 2-3 weeks to arrive (but delivery time varies widely). We will notify you by email when your loan is available. Your requested items must be picked up from AND returned to the Eskind Biomedical Library‚Äôs Circulation Desk, or a location otherwise specified in the email. The use period and any renewal is set by the lending library.

  • Log into your DDS account to view checkouts, renew loans, access delivered articles, and track your requests through the DDS online system. (Document Delivery loans do not appear in your Acorn record.)

  • Please contact us at or 615-936-1405 with any questions, problems or comments.