Interlibrary Loans

If you need books or essays that are not available from us, you can order them online through interlibrary loan via the Catalogue of the Common Library Network

  • Requirements: Online inter-library account (pre-paid service, account set-up at the service desks)
  • As a rule, delivery takes 5 to 10 days.
  • Administrative fee €1.50 for each order; large amounts of copies of publications can lead to supplementary charges.
  • The book is delivered to the library
  • Notification per e-mail
  • Collect at the service desks.

If you cannot find the literature you are looking for in the Catalogue of the Common Library Network, or if an online order is not possible, our staff at the information desk will be happy to help you.

Tip: If you need a book that the library does not yet have, or if there are too few copies of a title, you are welcome to make a new acquisition proposal. We will try to purchase these books as soon as possible.

FEE-BASED DELIVERY SERVICES / SUBITO

Do you need literature within 2 to 3 days? Then you can use the Subito delivery service. The German libraries are offering a fast and uncomplicated service called subito which sends books and essay copies directly to your private address. Prices and delivery times can be found at Subito.

WHICH ITEMS CANNOT TO BE ORDERED BY INTERLIBRARY LOAN?

  • books in print available from booksellers up to a value of €15.00
  • bound journals
  • hobby and travel literature
  • reference works and loose-leaf editions (single copies of individual pages)
  • state examinations papers, master's and diploma theses
  • recently published works
  • particularly valuable literature (usually copies/microforms can be provided against payment of costs)

INTERLIBRARY LOAN QUERIES

Our staff will be happy to answer any further questions you may have: Please contact the interlibrary loans service 04131.677-1102

LOAN EXTENSIONS

For media borrowed via interlibrary loan, an application for a loan extension can be made via the library catalogue user account.

ONLINE INTERLIBRARY LOANS FOR INSTITUTES

Purchasing order form for units to be handed in by your institute (only for staff).