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Interlibrary Loan

Items which are not held in a Mannheim library can be borrowed via interlibrary loan.

You can place a request for an item or article via interlibrary loan. The items are usually available within two to three weeks. The interlibrary loan fee amounts to EUR 1.50 per item. In order to place an interlibrary loan request you need a library account.

How to place an Interlibrary Loan Request

If you cannot find an item using Primo, you can switch from the search area “University Library Holdings” to “Inter-Library Loan”. Choose an item and click on the link in the section “Get It”. The details are filled in automatically into the online order form for interlibrary loans.

Additional costs may arise for international interlibrary loans or article copies exceeding more than 20 pages. You can determine your own limit upon placing your request.

Section 1(3) of the Rules and Regulations Governing Interlibrary Loans (Leihverkehrsordnung) contains a list of items which cannot be borrowed via interlibrary loan.

Online order form for interlibrary loans

Collecting Interlibrary Loan Items

You will receive an e-mail as soon as your item has arrived. You can collect interlibrary loan items at desk in the Schloss Westflügel Library on the next day. Some interlibrary loan items cannot be borrowed. They can only be accessed in the special collections reading room in the Schloss Schneckenhof West Library.

As a rule, the loan period for interlibrary loans is 40 days. Interlibrary loans cannot be extended.

Document Delivery Services

If an interlibrary loan is not suitable for your request, you can use one of the following document delivery services:

Upon payment of a fee, Subito supplies you with the desired item within 72 hours. Subito emails you articles as PDF files. The fees differ depending on the requested items.

Upon payment of a fee, the document delivery service of the British Library „The British Library Document Supply Centre“ supplies photocopies of material.

The document delivery service Ingenta offers access to 10,000 full texts upon payment of a fee.

Schloss Schneckenhof West
+49 621 181 2948
My library account Available Seats Opening Hours Information & Advice Chat (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)
InfoCenter
+49 621 181 2948
Schloss Schneckenhof West
D 68131 Mannheim
Germany