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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: Loansome Doc

What is Loansome Doc?

Loansome Doc is a document ordering feature of MEDLINE via PubMed or the NLM Gateway. While reviewing citations from your search, you tag the articles you wish to order. Information identifying you and the desired articles is then uploaded to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which forwards the information to your ordering library.

The NLM develops and makes available the searching interfaces with the Loansome Doc enhancement. NLM, however, is not the "ordering library" for Loansome Doc services. To use Loansome Doc, you must first make arrangements with a library (usually a local health sciences library) for provision of services.

Loansome Doc at the Levy Library

We will read your request and, if we can, we will copy the articles and send them to you within 48 business hours if the request has been submitted by 2pm EST. 

If we do not have an article in our collection, we will request it from another library using our interlibrary loan system. 

Books cannot be requested through Loansome Doc. If there is a chapter of a book that is needed, we will make every effort to obtain a copy of the chapter needed. 

Delivery Methods

The Library delivers articles to affiliated users by email, fax or mail (via the U.S.P.S). Articles can also be picked up in person at the Levy Library.

Levy Library delivers articles to unaffiliated users by email, fax or mail (via the U.S.P.S).

Charges and Billing

  • Current Mount Sinai faculty, students and staff are charged $5.00 per request if the article is in the Levy Library collection; otherwise, it is free.
  • Members of The Mount Sinai Alumni are charged $5.00 per request.
  • You will be billed each month.
  • We can only accept payment in the form of a check or money order.

For all unaffiliated users, our charge for services is $20.00 per item. You will be billed each month. Users with unpaid bills exceeding $100.00 will have their account suspended until payment is received.

Speed of Delivery

  • If an item requested is in our collection, we will copy the article within 48 business hours. 
  • Requests submitted by 2pm EST will be processed the same day. 
  • If an item is not in our collection, we will request it from another library using our interlibrary loan system. The average time for filling requests is four to five days.

 

Affiliated Users

Registration

The Levy Library is happy to receive Loansome Doc requests from Mount Sinai faculty, staff, students and members of the Mount Sinai Alumni.

To make arrangements, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department by email at ill-e-delivery@mssm.edu or by phone at (212) 241-3862. You can then register for Loansome Doc using the online registration available at Loansome Doc. Once you have registered, you are ready to order documents.

Unaffiliated Health Professionals

Registration

Health professionals and not-for profit companies who are not affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System may wish to register Levy Library as their Lonesome Doc ordering library.

To create an account with the Library, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at by email at ill-e-delivery@mssm.edu or by phone at (212) 241-3862. Once approved, you will be provided with instructions for registering on  Loansome Doc.

Please be advised that this service is only for health professionals. Access to certain journals is dependent publisher policies. 

Contact Us

Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department by email at ill-e-delivery@mssm.edu or by phone at (212) 241-3862 if you have any questions about Loansome Doc services. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.