Loansome Doc Service

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For OHSU and SW Washington-based independent health professionals, businesses, OHSU alumni, OHSU volunteers, and the general public.

What is it?

Loansome Doc is the National Library of Medicine's interlibrary loan and referral system and allows users to order documents found within PubMed ( from participating libraries. We've found that signing up for Loansome Doc accounts provides our unaffiliated users with the most flexibility when using interlibrary loan and document delivery service.

When in PubMed, users can order articles from a list of retrieved citations just by clicking on a box next to articles they wish to order. Prospective users must establish an agreement with OHSU Library prior to ordering items. OHSU Library is happy to serve users located in Oregon and SW Washington.

How does the service work?

Once you establish an agreement with our library, any items that you order through PubMed will be routed to our library to either fill from our collection or have filled from another library on your behalf. Loansome Doc service is based on the Medline database only, so if there are items you wish to request that are not indexed in Pubmed, please contact

How do I sign up?

Visit the following link ( and when prompted, use authorization code: ORUORE.

You will also need to fill out and return (via fax or email) the following form (registration form).

What can I order?

You can request non-returnable PDF documents (articles, book chapters, proceedings, etc…). We do not provide physical items for loan to our unaffiliated users. We highly recommend using your local library's interlibrary loan service for obtaining physical materials.|

If you wish to request an item not indexed in PubMed, please contact the department directly (; 503-494-2399 ).

How do I order an item?

To order an item via Loansome Doc, see directions here:

If you wish to request an item not indexed in PubMed, please contact the department directly (; 503-494-2399 ).

How do I retrieve my items?

You will receive an email notifying you that your requested PDF is available as either an attachment or a link.

How much does it cost?

Standard fees are:

$25 + copyright fees for items obtained from other libraries on your behalf. If copyright fees are in excess of your stipulated max cost, we will cancel the request.

$14 for items filled from our library's print collection (we cannot provide items from our electronic journal collection due to licensing terms).

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