Interlibrary Loan Services

Driscoll staff, students and clinicians may request any journal article or book. If it is not available online from the library homepage please email the librarian or call (361) 694-4523. If you are not affiliated with Driscoll, you may contact us or use Loansome Doc. Please provide citation information for faster service. Interlibrary loan service is free.

  • Journal articles available locally usually are delivered by email within hours. Articles that must be obtained from other libraries usually arrive in a day or two. Please call the library if you need immediate service for patient care. These are handled immediately; we attempt to deliver article(s) within minutes.
  • Books borrowed from other libraries usually take 2 weeks to arrive. We route book loan requests to the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Bell Library. Call for assistance to borrow Medical Library books or get a loan: (361) 694-5467.

To find books you might want to borrow, look at:

Corpus Christi area libraries and resources:

Texas A&M University System medical libraries:

Other medical libraries:

Loansome Doc

Driscoll Children’s Hospital employees and affiliated health care professionals may use the National Library of Medicine’s Loansome Doc service to request copies of articles from the library. This service is free to authorized users.


Contact the library to obtain authorization and our LIBID (library ID).

Paula Scott, PhD, MLS
Library Director
(361) 694-5467

Cindy Munoz
Library Information Specialist
(361) 694-4523

Fax: (361) 808-2141

Registration and Information

See the Loansome Doc Ordering System for more information, to register as a new user, to change your ordering library, or to check the status of your orders.


Use the NLM’s PubMed (Medline) database to search for articles.  Mark your selections, then click on “order” or “order documents.” Your request will be routed to the DCH library. We will fill your request or transfer the request to other libraries if we do not own the article.

Delivery Options

Articles can be delivered to your home or to the library. You can request delivery by mail, fax or pickup. Our library does not provide email or Internet delivery.

Rush Requests

When requesting articles from out-of-town libraries, we request fax delivery only for clinical emergencies. However, our library and other local libraries fax routinely. Use the “comments” field for any special instructions or questions. If you need an article for a clinical emergency, please call the library for fastest service.