You can place a request for an item or article via interlibrary loan. The items are usually available within two to three weeks time. The interlibrary loan fee amounts to EUR 1.50 per item. In order to place an interlibrary loan request you need your login information.
If you cannot find an item in the Primo catalog, you can switch from the tab “Univ. 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 and you can add additional information.
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.
Due to copyright law, libraries may transmit copies only under certain conditions and to a limited extent.
For non-commercial purposes, you may order
Please note that you cannot order copies of full-length articles from newspapers or popular magazines via interlibrary loan.
You will receive an e-mail as soon as your item has arrived. You can collect interlibrary loan items at the desk in the Central Lending Library Schloss Westflügel on the next day. Some interlibrary loan items cannot be borrowed. They can only be accessed in the special collections reading room in the InfoCenter.
As a rule, the loan period for interlibrary loans is 40 days. Interlibrary loans cannot be extended.
If an interlibrary loan is not suitable for your request, you can use one of the following document delivery services as private individual:
Upon payment of a fee, Subito supplies you with your items within 72 hours. Subito emails you articles as PDF files. The fees differ depending on the requested items.
Upon payment of a fee, the British Library's document delivery service “The British Library Document Supply Centre” supplies copies of journal articles.
The document delivery service Ingenta offers access to 11,000 full texts upon payment of a fee.
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