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DOCLINE Service Available for Libraries

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Sciences List, Blog

What is DOCLINE?

DOCLINE is the National Library of Medicine’s interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing system. The purpose of the system is to improve access to biomedical literature for libraries in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and beyond. DOCLINE provides efficient lending and borrowing by finding potential lenders for ILL requests via the routing algorithm, which matches requests to lenders, based on their reported journal holdings.

The system is intended for reciprocal ILL among biomedical libraries in the United States and Canada. It supports resource sharing among participating libraries by enabling them to borrow from and lend to one another; it is not an article purchasing mechanism.

DOCLINE is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some DOCLINE activities are suspended on U.S. national holidays.  There is no charge for participation in DOCLINE for NNLM members. Interlibrary loan transaction charges vary by lender.

Who Can Use DOCLINE?

Libraries with a health sciences or biomedical literature collection and mission may participate in DOCLINE. Libraries willing to fulfill lending requests from other DOCLINE libraries from a minimum of 10 journals.

For additional information, visit the DOCLINE page. For Region 4 DOCLINE questions, reach out to Program Coordinator, Suzanne Sawyer.



Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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