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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

How Loansome Doc works

  • If you submit your request by 12pm EST, we will read your request and if the item is available in our collection, we will fulfill the request within 48 business hours.
  • If we do not have an item in our collection, we will cancel the request and notify the user via email.

What can you request through Loansome Doc

  • Users can request full-text articles that are available in our collection. Books cannot be requested through Loansome Doc. 

Delivery Methods

  • The Library delivers articles to affiliated users by email only. We no longer provide articles via USPS delivery, fax, or in-person pick up. 

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.
  • Members of The Mount Sinai Alumni are charged $5.00 per request.
  • All users are billed monthly.
  • We only accept payment in the form of a U.S. check or U.S. 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

  • We do not provide rush delivery services. 
  • If an item requested is available in our collection, we will provide the item within 48 business hours if request was received by 12pm EST.
  • If an item is not available in our collection, we will cancel the request immediately and no charges will be assessed.


Affiliated Users


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 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


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 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 on publisher policies and we can only provide access to items that are held within our own collection. 

Contact Us

Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department by email at or by phone at (212) 241-3862 if you have any questions about Loansome Doc services. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am.-4:00pm