Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan Services


Requesting a book, book chapter, article, or other document

NYUHSL offers comprehensive document delivery services for affiliated users. Use the request an article or book form to order:

  • Books not owned by NYUHSL
  • Books owned by NYUHSL but stored at the offsite storage or another branch
  • Copies of journal articles or book chapters not owned by NYUHSL
  • Copies of journal articles or chapters available in print or electronically at NYUHSL
  • Other documents (microfiche, microfilm, dissertations, DVDs, etc.)

You will need to log in with your KID/NetID and password to access the request form.

Who can use document delivery and interlibrary loan (ILL) services?

  • Faculty, staff, students and alumni affiliated with NYULMC, NYU School of Medicine, and NYU College of Dentistry may use NYUHSL's document delivery services.
  • Alumni of NYU School of Medicine should register at the Alumni Digital Library to be able to submit document delivery requests.
  • If you are an unaffiliated user (i.e., Loansome Doc subscriber, corporation or firm), see the "Unaffiliated Users" section.
  • We do not serve the NYU Washington Square campus. NYU Division of Libraries offers an interlibrary loan service for faculty, staff, and students at Washington Square.

Fees

  • Interlibrary loan and document delivery services are free for faculty, staff, and students of NYULMC, NYU School of Medicine, NYU College of Dentistry and NYU College of Nursing.
  • There is a $10.00 charge per request for Alumni of NYU School of Medicine and NYU College of Dentistry
  • All invoices are to be paid on time. Patrons who do not pay their invoices will be blocked from all library services until the balance is paid in full.

Are there any limits on document delivery?

  • Patrons may request a maximum of 10 books at a time from another libraries.
  • Alumni of NYU School of Medicine and NYU College of Dentistry cannot request books.
  • Patrons may request a maximum of 10 articles at a time from NYUHSL printed collection. Once a request has been filled, additional items may be requested.
  • Photocopying is limited to 50 consecutive pages and cannot be greater than 2/3 of the whole publication.
  • Photocopying or reproduction cannot be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research (U.S. copyright law; Title 17, U.S. Code).

How many books may I borrow through interlibrary loan (ILL)?

  • Patrons may request a maximum of 10 interlibrary loan books at a time.
  • Alumni of NYU School of Medicine and NYU College of Dentistry not allowed to borrow books from another libraries.

Can I renew my interlibrary loan?

Most interlibrary loan materials can be renewed. Due dates and renewal eligibility information will be displayed on the band attached to the book. Renewals may be requested by phone, e-mail, or in person at the Document Delivery Services Department.

How can I speed up my document request?

Where can I get help with my request?

If you have additional questions, for example to inquire about returning a book or cannot find what you need, please contact the Document Delivery Services office directly:

  • By phone: 212-263-5388
  • By email: dds@library.med.nyu.edu
  • Hours of operation: 9:00am–5:00pm (Monday–Friday)
If you request... You will get... Within approximately...
Regular service: Rush service:
A book not owned by NYUHSL The book delivered to your branch library for pick up 10–15 business days 4–5 business days
An article or chapter not owned by NYUHSL An electronic copy of the article or chapter by email 3–5 business days 1–2 business days
A book owned by NYUHSL The book delivered to your branch library for pick up 3–4 business days 2–3 business days
An article or chapter available in print at NYUHSL An electronic copy of the article or chapter by email 2–3 business days 1–2 business days
An article available electronically at NYUHSL An electronic copy of the article by email 1–2 business days 1 business day

Loansome Doc subscribers

Loansome Doc is a document-ordering system available to health professionals not affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center in conjunction with NLM's Gateway or PubMed.

For more detailed information regarding system requirements, NLM online connection charges, and the complete process, see NLM's Using Loansome Doc.

Charge: $20.00 per article
Turnaround time: 3–5 business days
Delivery method: email, with a link to a downloadable PDF

Before providing any services, NYUHSL requires a deposit of $200 to be put towards article fees. Prices are subject to change.

Registering for Loansome Doc

  • Print and complete the registration form.
  • Mail the form with a $200 deposit (check or money order only, made payable to the NYU School of Medicine, NYUHSL) to

Document Delivery Services Department
NYU School of Medicine
Health Sciences Libraries
550 First Avenue, MSB, G-99
New York, NY 10016

  • We will contact you with a library identifier after receiving your completed form and deposit. You will not be able to submit requests until you receive the library identifier.

Corporations and firms

Corporations and firms (pharmaceuticals, law, biotechnology, etc.) may request items from the NYU Health Sciences Libraries collection only. Interlibrary loan is not available for corporations and firms.

Charge: $30.00 per article; $45.00 per book (loan)
Turnaround time: 3–5 days

To set up an account contact the Document Delivery Services Department: