H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library

Interlibrary Loan Services

Get journal articles, chapters, books - fast and free (mostly). Our Interlibrary Loan Service:

  • Has access to thousands of libraries
  • Specializes in really fast delivery
  • No forms necessary
  • Submit your requests via phone or email:
  • Along with your request, be sure to include:
    • your contact information
    • deadline (e.g., ASAP, next week)
    • delivery preference (PDF, hard copy)

You can even send your request directly from PubMed via the Send to button:

Request via PubMed

These services are for UCSF Medical Center nursing and support staff. Unaffiliated healthcare professionals may wish to consider participating in Loansome Doc.


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Resources for Patients

Patients and visitors can learn more about the resources available to them at the UCSF Patient Health Library website.