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Penn Loansome Doc Service at the Health Sciences Libraries

Who do we serve?
  • Penn Alumni including Penn Medicine, Nursing, Dental, Veterinary, and former Residents and Interns
  • Individuals not affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania

All those currently affiliated with Penn & UPHS should use our regular Interlibrary Loan Service

Cost and delivery:
  • Penn Alumni are charged $11 per article
  • Individuals not affilated with Penn are charged $22 per article
  • All articles are delivered electronically
Limits and Restrictions:

Normally we will process up to 10 Loansome Doc requests per person per day.

To participate, registration is required:

Registration is a two step process. First you will register with the Library. Once the form has been completed and submitted, a webpage will appear giving you additional information allowing you to Register with the NLM Loansome Doc system. You may also be contacted by the Library for additional payment information.

Register with Library

Ordering information:
  • This delivery service is only available for articles found in PubMed
  • Article requests must be submitted using the National Library of Medicine's Loansome Doc system.
  • For information about the Loansome Doc service and instructions for requesting articles review the Loansome Doc Fact Sheet

Important - No requests can be processed unless you have also registered with the National Library of Medicine's Loansome Doc Service.
Once you submit your information to us, you will receive a link to Loansome Doc.

For additional information, please contact the Biomedical Library Reference Desk at 215-898-5818 or send an email.