Loansome Doc

A message from the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

Dear Loansome Doc user,
On July 1, 2019, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will retire the Loansome Doc system. You are a registered user and may currently be using Loansome Doc from within PubMed to request articles from your campus or institutional library. The system is closing due to a continued decrease in use that peaked in 2002.

PubMed remains your key source for indexed, peer-reviewed literature. Copies of many articles are available for free, others for purchase, see “How to Get the Journal Article.”

In addition to PubMed, the following resources offer access to journal articles:

If you have any questions, please send them to your campus or institutional library. You can find the contact information for the library that provides your Loansome Doc service displayed on the My Account page in Loansome Doc.

Patrons may now order journal articles from the UConn Health Sciences Library Interlibrary Loan Department by creating an ILLiad account. To create an account go to and select the button for Unaffiliated Health Professionals, Libraries and Businesses.

Our charges are currently $15 for non-profit institutions, health professionals and individuals affiliated with UConn Health and $20 for other businesses and for-profit companies.

For questions, contact the UConn Health Sciences Library Interlibrary Loan Department at