DOCLINE: General Overview



DOCLINE is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and order referral system. The system provides efficient document delivery service by linking the holdings of member libraries and routing the ILL requests quickly throughout the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).


Requests can be created, edited, routed, received, and filled in this system. DOCLINE participants can also check the status of requests for which they are either the borrowing or lending library. The online manual assists the user through the steps needed to accomplish these functions.


DOCLINE is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some DOCLINE activities are suspended on U.S. national holidays. Scheduled maintenance is announced to subscribers of the DOCLINE-L email discussion list.


The dates and times used by the DOCLINE System are based on Eastern Time.


There is no charge for participating in DOCLINE. Interlibrary loan charges vary by Institution.