The Document Delivery Department provides a variety of users with access to articles/chapters from the Academy Library's journal and book collection.

Your document needs can be quickly filled using the Academy Library's outstanding biomedical and public health resources of over 550,000 volumes and many serial titles. Whether you need a medical research journal article, medical illustration, conference proceeding, excerpt from a book, or any other type of document, we can get it to you. The New York Academy of Medicine is copyright compliant, through the Transactional Reporting Service of the Copyright Clearance Center.

Academy Fellows 

Corporate Clients

General Public

The Academy Library is open to the public by appointment and materials may be viewed in the Library's Reading Room.

If you have no affiliation with the Academy, you can request articles/chapters from the Academy's collection and have them sent to you through the Library's Document Delivery Department.

Please note: Book loans are not available for unaffiliated patrons.

Requests must be emailed, faxed or mailed. Please print out a copy of our Document Request Form and fax it to (212) 722-7650 or email to You may also mail it to the address on the form.

The New York Academy of Medicine is copyright compliant and the price for articles is our fee, plus the copyright charge, as assigned by the Copyright Clearance Center. The copyright fee is charged in addition to our rates, which are as follows:

DeliveryTurn AroundCharge
U.S. Mail3 - 5 Business Days$40/article
Fax/Emailnext day or any other day$50/article
Fax/EmailSame day*$60/article




*same day not guaranteed

Inter-Library Loan

The Academy Library can also provide photocopies of articles not held in our collection via Interlibrary Loan. Requests must be faxed, emailed or mailed. A request form is available in PDF and Word formats for your convenience. Please print out a copy of the form and fax it to (212) 722-7650 or email to You may also mail to the address on the form.

Interlibrary Loans will take 5-7 days (Rush) or 14-21 days (Regular). The copyright fee, as assigned by the Copyright Clearance Center, will be charged in addition to Academy ILL fees:

• E-Mail/Fax/Pickup/Mail: ($60.00 Rush)
• E-Mail/Fax/Pickup/Mail: ($50.00 Regular)

Other Libraries (ILL)

The Academy Library is a participating member of the Docline and OCLC systems, for borrow and loan. Requests should be sent and received via the specific system(s). For libraries who are not a participating member of either of those systems, kindly contact the Document Delivery office directly, for services, procedures and pricing.