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Requesting Items via Document Delivery: Document Downloader: All your articles at once

A guide to using the Mayo Clinic Libraries Document Delivery system

Document Downloader: All of Your Articles at Once

Document Downloader IconDocument Downloader is a tool for downloading all of the articles in your Document Delivery account at the same time.  It makes getting all of your PDFs quick and easy, and allows you to see which articles you've already downloaded and which ones are new. Follow the instructions below to install and use Document Downloader.

Document Downloader Installation

Follow these steps to install Document Downloader:

  1. Click the "Document Downloader" button below. This will download a shortcut file containing a link to the tool.
    • If using Internet Explorer, choose "Save as" and save the file to your desktop.
    • If using Chrome, when prompted to "Confirm Download", choose "Keep". Then browse to your Downloads folder and copy the Document Downloader shortcut to your desktop.
  2. Double-click the shortcut on your desktop to launch the Document Downloader tool. This shortcut will remain on your desktop and can be used any time you want to launch the tool.

Document Downloader

You must be on the Mayo Clinic network or connected via VPN to access this tool. Document Downloader is currently available only for Windows.

Document Downloader Instructions

When you launch Document Downloader, it will automatically connect to your account and list the articles that are available for download. 

Below is a screenshot of the interface (click to enlarge):

Document Downloader Interface


The icons in the application have the following functions:

Document Downloader Icons
Icon Function
Set download folder icon Select the  download folder where  PDFs will be stored on your computer
Download selected PDF Download the selected PDF(s). Double-clicking an item also downloads it.
Download all available PDFs Download all available PDFs. 
Update list (Refresh) icon Update document list (Refresh)
Copy selected items to clipboard icon

Copy the selected item(s) information to the clipboard.  This can help identify numbered PDFs by article title.

Open downloaded PDF icon View downloaded PDF.  After the file has been downloaded, opens the PDF.
Open download folder Open the download folder. 

Document Downloader Interface Color coding:

  • Items highlighted in dark blue are currently selected.
  • Items highlighted in yellow will expire soon.  Be sure to download them before they disappear.
  • Items highlighed in light blue have already been downloaded and are available on your computer.

If you need assistance or have questions about Document Downloader, contact the library at 507-284-2061 or