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Interlibrary Loan: Home

WRNMMC Book Request

Patrons affiliated with WRNMMC may call the DML interlibrary loan specialist, Dina Treskunova, at 301-400-3042 for book requests. You can also contact our Library Technicians.

Do you just need a single chapter? Many lending libraries will scan the chapter and email it to you, which is much faster than waiting for them to get the book in the mail.

WRNMMC Print Article Request

Do you need a scan of an article in one of our print journals? Patrons affiliated with WRNMMC may contact the DML library technicians.

COVID-19 and ILL

Impact of DML Closure on Print Interlibrary Loans

Unfortunately, the Darnall Medical Library is closed and we cannot request / loan print library materials. Even if we were open, most libraries are following recommendations from the CDC and are not loaning print materials via interlibrary loan (ILL) until further notice. Libraries are only providing ILL services from electronic resources.

Please check the Darnall Medical Library website ( for status updates, and resubmit print requests when we reopen.

NLM Print Collection unavailable until further notice

Following Office of Personnel Management guidance on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and recommendations from the CDC, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) print collection will be unavailable for interlibrary loan (ILL) fulfillment starting Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8 am, until further notice. During this period NLM will continue to provide ILL services from electronic resources.

Access Issue: Interlibrary Loan Link

The "Request via Interlibrary Loan" Button currently isn't working consistently. We've had reports of issues in Chrome and Safari.

  • We recommend using Firefox if you have it. You can also use Internet Explorer, but if you're on a DOD computer, it's likely that you'll be prompted to allow the link to open an email.
  • Check to see if your popup blocker is on. This can interfere with opening your email.
  • It may help to have an email program open for the link to work, as the link generates your request to us via email.
  • In a pinch, you can always copy (ctrl C) and paste (ctrl V) the citation into an email. It helps if you can provide us with the PubMed ID (PMID).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

WRNMMC Article Request

Who can use the DML's Interlibrary Loan Service?
Patrons affiliated with WRNMMC may request medical articles and books that are not available via the DML's collection.

How can I submit an interlibrary loan request?

Status of Loansome Doc

On July 1, 2019, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) retired the Loansome Doc system. The system closed due to a continued decrease in use that peaked in 2002.

PubMed remains your key source for indexed, peer-reviewed literature. Copies of many articles are available for free, others for purchase, see "How to Get the Journal Article."

In addition to PubMed, the following resources offer access to journal articles:

PubMed Central (Over 5.1 million articles available.)
Google Scholar
Publishers’ websites
Online free article services and collaborations
If you're working or credentialed at Walter Reed NMMC, the Darnall Medical Library can help!

For more information, see the NIH Public Access Policy and other open access initiatives.

Ask Us

For WRNNMC Patients
  • TRICARE Appointment Line: 855-227-6331
  • Walter Reed NMMC Main Phone: 301-295-4611
  • TRICARE Health Services (Includes phone numbers)

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For WRNNMC Healthcare Providers



Our Partners


Darnall Medical Library | Walter Reed NMMC | Building 1, Room 3458 | 8955 Wood Road | Bethesda, MD 20889 | 301-295-1184/85 | Open Monday-Friday, 0700-1730

After-hours access to the library is available to WRNMMC Staff via the CDO at 301-295-4611.