Loansome Doc

Warning – Loansome Doc will no longer be available from the National Library of Medicine as of July 1, 2019. Please use ILLiad instead.

Loansome Doc is a document ordering service linked to PubMed at the National Library of Medicine. IT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AS OF JULY 1st, 2019 – please use ILLiad instead.

Users can select journal citations from a literature search and order full-text articles using Loansome Doc. Requests are sent through NLM to a local library with whom the user has registered. The library will respond to the requests by filling them locally, indicating they cannot be filled, or referring them to another library. Please read NLM’s Loansome Doc Factsheet for more information regarding this service.


Get Registered

1. Go to Click “Sign Up.”

2. Complete the ILLiad registration process under ILLiad Services.