Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan and Photocopy Services

DML's Document Delivery Service (DDS) provides access to a variety of materials to Georgetown University Medical Center students, faculty and staff, SNHS graduate students, and all MedStar Georgetown University Hospital affiliates. There are two main components of DML’s Document Delivery:

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL): this service obtains journal articles and borrows other items from outside institutions. Read the FAQs.
  • Photocopy Service: this service provides photocopies of journal articles and book chapters from Georgetown University Libraries Collections (Med and Main Campus). Read the FAQs.

Before placing an interlibrary loan request:

  1. Search DML's Journal Finder
  2. Check the Main Campus Journal Finder
  3. Check GEORGE - Library Catalog for books
  4. Search the WRLC Calalog for journals and books

Service Descriptions

  • Document Delivery Service (DDS) — DML's Document Delivery Service (DDS) provides access to a variety of materials to Georgetown University Medical Center students, faculty and staff, SNHS graduate students, and all MedStar Georgetown University Hospital affiliates.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) — this service obtains journal articles and borrows other items from outside institutions.
  • Photocopy Service — Request photocopies of journal articles and book chapters from Georgetown University Libraries Collections (Med and Main Campus).
  • Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) — DC area academic libraries with a shared catalog and free borrowing.
  • Off-Campus Storage Request — Request books and journal articles from Georgetown's off-campus storage.
  • Loansome Doc — order articles through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed system (fee-based).

Non-GU Affiliated Organizations: Policies and Fees

Interlibrary Loan Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5:30pm. DML normally processes these requests within one business day after receipt.

First, please verify that DML holds the material through our catalog (for books) or Journal Finder, then request materials through DOCLINE or OCLC. DML’s OCLC symbol is GTU; DML’s DOCLINE symbol is DCUGTU.

Libraries without DOCLINE or OCLC accounts may submit requests via Dahlgren Library's ILLiad system. To obtain login information, call 202.687.1029 or email.

DML invoices borrowing institutions monthly. Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. Payment may be made by VISA, MasterCard, or by check.

Charges:
Non-profit organizations (associations, public & academic libraries, government.):
$11 per item/$10 additional rush charge**

For-profit organizations (law firms, corporations):
$30 per item/$15 additional rush charge**

**Rush charges apply if the item is required within 4 hours of placing the request.

District of Columbia 5.75% sales tax applies to all interlibrary loan lending fees. If your organization is exempt from DC sales tax, submit a copy of the District of Columbia Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate to:

Mail to:
Dahlgren Memorial Library
Georgetown University Medical Center
ATTN: Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Box 571420
Washington, DC 20057-1420
Or
Email
Fax: 202.687.7472

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