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Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows you to borrow materials WVU Libraries does not own from other libraries for free.  ILLiad is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. Currently enrolled WVU students and WVU faculty and staff, who are in good standing with the WVU Libraries, are eligible for Interlibrary Loan services by logging on  with their WVU MyID.  For more information on Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad, please see the ILL Frequently Asked Questions.

In-House Document Delivery

Articles that the Health Sciences Library has in print format may be requested via ILLiad for an electronic copy.  WVU faculty and staff may request articles from print journals held in any WVU library.  

Rural Rotations

Students on Rural Health Education Rotation can receive journal articles from the WVU Health Sciences Library while on field assignment through ILLiad free of charge. After loging in with your WVU MyID, choose "Rural Rotation" under Status and "Health Sciences Library" as the ILL Processing Unit on the registration form. Please remember to edit/change back your status in ILLiad upon completion of your field assignment.

Please do not choose the status "Rural Rotation" unless you are currently out on clinical rotation. Rural Rotation students are those students in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy who are out on clinical rotations at various West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships sites throughout the state. 

Requests for copies of articles from journal titles held by our library will be filled within 1-3 working days. If you have any questions, please call us at (304) 293-1930.

Loansome Doc

Loansome Doc is the ordering feature of the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database. It allows users unaffiliated with WVU to order copies of journal articles online. Your orders are routed to the WVU Health Sciences Library where the requested articles are scanned and emailed to you within 1-3 working days. Other methods of delivery (mail, fax, pickup) are available.  

Any request that cannot be filled by our library will be referred to another lending institution or document delivery supplier in the region(unless you indicate otherwise on your registration form); referrals usually take 3-5 working days. More information on Loansome Doc is available from the National Library of Medicine.

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How do I become a Loansome Doc user?

To become a Loansome Doc user go to https://docline.gov/loansome/login.cfm to create an account. After filling out the online form, you will need to contact the Interlibrary Loan Office by calling 304-293-1931 or by sending an email to Eugene Kyle.