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Loansome Doc

Drexel University Libraries' Loansome Doc is a document delivery service available for users. We will deliver articles available in-house, and if requested, can obtain the rest via interlibrary loan.


We offer this service to both affiliated users (Drexel University alumni) and unaffiliated users who aren't affiliated with any university or hospital library. Drexel University Libraries may terminate the eligibility of individuals who do not pay for materials received, or who are not satisfied with the library's service standards.


$20.00* per article for

  • Direct health care providers (doctors, nurses, allied health professionals)
  • Alumni of Drexel University
  • Self-employed

        *$20.00 surcharge per article for RUSH

$40.00* per article for

  • For-profit companies

       *$40.00 surcharge per article for RUSH

Payment methods

Invoices are sent monthly. Accepted methods of payment are by check or by credit card.

Turn-around Times/Delivery Methods

Please allow three workdays for in-house articles.  Allow four to thirty days for articles obtained via interlibrary loan. Articles are posted to your ILLiad account in PDF format. You will be notified via email when articles are ready for download (a direct link to your article is provided in the email).

Rush Service: Please contact us before you submit your articles if you need rush service.

Registration Procedure

Registration is a multi-step process.

  • Contact us via email at to indicate that you wish to use our Loansome Doc service and that you agree to our terms.
  • With the information you provide, we will then create an account for you in ILLiad. Once this has been created, we will send you a notification email.
  • Once you receive that email, you may then start requesting articles in PubMed.

Request Procedure using ILLiad

You may also submit your requests directly in ILLiad (one article per request please)

  • Log into ILLiad using the username and password provided during registration
  • Under New Request, click on Article or DOI
  • Fill in the request form, be as complete as you can.
  • When finished, click the Submit Request button