Loansome Doc

Loansome Doc is a method for ordering articles from a PubMed search by simply tagging those in which you are interested and submitting to Himmelfarb Library through the National Library of Medicine's document delivery system, DOCLINE. After receiving your request, we will copy the articles and send them to you. If we do not own a particular journal in which an article is requested, we may be able to forward the request to another Library.

Registration for the Loansome Doc service is required. You must register first with Himmelfarb Library, and then with the National Library of Medicine via their website.

To begin, complete the online registration form.


Articles will be posted to your Documents2Go account. Your username and password for this account will be provided to you during the Loansome Doc sign up account process. You will receive an email notification when your request arrives and is ready for viewing in the "Electronically Received Articles" tab on the left hand side of your account.

If you have not received your request within a reasonable length of time (usually 1-2 weeks), please call (202) 994-2860 to check the status.

Canceling Requests

You may cancel a request within one working day of the time you submitted it. If the request has already been filled, or has been transferred to another library, you will be responsible for the charges.

Contact Information

For additional information on the Loansome Doc service, please contact us by telephone at (202) 994-2860 or by e-mail at