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Document Express

Document Express

  • Document Express is a fee-based document delivery service for journal articles located in the UCSF Library.
  • UCSF faculty, students, and staff with current library borrowing accounts are eligible to use this service.
  • Most articles are delivered within 1-2 working days of your request.
  • Requests received after 3 pm may not be processed until the following business day.
  • At this time, you cannot check the status of Document Express requests using My ILL Requests.
  • To obtain materials not owned at UCSF, use Interlibrary Borrowing.

Requesting Articles

  • From many databases (e.g., PubMed), you can use UC-eLinks to order journal articles.
  • From within the article citation, click on the UC-eLinks button, then click on "Request it".
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Receiving Requested Materials

Most articles are delivered within 1-2 working days. The Library will email you a web address where you can download your article in PDF format using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Fees

The fee is $5 for up to 25 pages and $5 for each additional 25 pages after that. You will receive a billing statement at the end of any month in which you received a requested item.

More Information

For general information, or status of an item after 5 working days, email Document Express staff or call (415) 476-8383.