Requesting Articles and Books

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services

The Duke University Medical Center Library's Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services are available to Duke Medicine faculty, staff, and students. If you are too busy to scan materials or need items not available at Duke, this service can help you!

Highlights of this Service

  • Submit requests online through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan System
  • Includes email delivery of PDF journal articles from Duke and elsewhere
    Free PDFs from print journals at Duke, including those in Duke storage
    $11 fee for PDFs from journals not available at Duke
  • 1 to 3 day turn-around for most requests
  • Special rush service for faster delivery
  • Free retrieval of books and audiovisuals from storage or other Duke libraries
  • Free loans of health care and medical books and audiovisuals from outside Duke
    (Fees may apply to books not related to health care)
  • Pick-up for books and audiovisuals at the Library’s Service Desk
  • Pay for interlibrary loans by credit card, check or cash

Problems with or questions about the system?
Contact Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan at 919.660.1138 or send an e-mail to

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