InfoNOW (formerly Biomedical Information Service)

Address: University of Minnesota Health Science Library
305 Diehl Hall
505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Phone Numbers:800-477-6689

FAX:FAX: 800-343-8636
FAX: 612-626-3824

Fees:$15.00 per standard article, rush fee varies, shipping fees at cost
Copyright fees as applicable

Deposit Account Available: No

Deposit Account minimum amount: N/A

Discounts Not at this time.

Subscription Fees: None

Rush Service: 8-hour rush - $25.00 per article + delivery (+ Copyright Fees)
3-hour rush - $40.00 per article + delivery (+ Copyright Fees)
1-hour rush - $75.00 per article + delivery (+ Copyright Fees)

Turnaround Time: Standard turnaround time averages 1-2 working days.
Three levels of expedited service are available: 8-hour, 3-hour, and 1-hour.

Payment Options: Bill at end of month, cash

Delivery Options: 1st Class Mail: As incurred
Fax: Free
Electronic/WWW: Free
Ariel: Free
Courier: As incurred
Federal Express: As incurred

Request Mechanisms:
  • Phone: 800-477-6689 or 612-626-3730
  • Fax: 800-343-8636 or 612-626-3824
  • Email:

Material Coverage: The University of Minnesota has one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections on health sciences and biomedical topics. We have extensive collections in engineering and material sciences, as well as subject focus areas that include: journalism, information technology, law, and social policy.

Content Coverage: Engineering, health sciences, medical, veterinary, food sciences, forestry and allied plant sciences, social policy, law, journalism, as well as information technology (current and historic collections).

Types of documents supplied:
  • Journal and monographs
  • Book loans
  • Audiovisuals
  • Some government publications
  • Selective access to special collections

Currency: U.S. dollars

Copyright Clearance Center Reporting Included/Available: InfoNOW operates in accordance with the Copyright Law and is a member of the Copyright Clearance Center.

Searching Capabilities:
  • InfoNOW offers a full service research, with both manual and online search services ($60.00 per hour for a standard 5-day turn around, up to $120 for an expedited 8-hour turn around).
  • If we do not own a particular item, we can usually obtain it from an outside source (additional charges apply).

Additional Features:
  • Other services (color photocopies, enlargements, etc.) are available on an "as needed" basis (call for pricing information).
  • We take pride in providing outstanding customer service.

This listing of document delivery suppliers is being provided by Jean Shipman. She assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information provided or for any damages resulting from its use.

All information provided is subject to change.