Document Delivery Services for U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin

Loansome Doc is a service designed to help individuals gain access to articles in the biomedical literature. It is designed to be used within PubMed. When you find an article you want, you can click on "order" to have your request sent to the library of your choice.

When you sign up for a Loansome Doc account, you will start out by indicating your geographic area. If you are a health professional, uncheck the box that says: "Show only libraries that serve the general public."

At present, there are no libraries in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that offer Loansome Doc service. You will need to search for libraries in other geographic areas. You could search for Armed Forces Pacific, Guam, Hawaii - or even mainland states such as California or Nevada. When you see a display of libraries, check the "We serve" column to see if they offer service to "Unaffiliated health professionals". If so, this is a library that might be able to help you. Check to see if there is a comment in the "Notes" column that might clarify the service they provide. You may contact the library by phone or email if you have any questions. You may also contact the Regional Medical Library at 1-310-825-1200 for assistance.

Once you have selected a library, you will need to read and agree to "Terms of Use". Then you will enter your email address, create a Loansome Doc password, and finally your name, address, and contact information. You will then enter your preferred method of delivery (e.g., email, fax, pickup), a maximum cost per article, and any comments to the library.

There is no charge for using the Loansome Doc software. However, there may be nominal charges for the article to cover the supplying library's expenses.

More information about Loansome Doc is available at these web sites:

You may also find our Need an Article? page helpful.