FAQ: Interlibray Loan
Interlibrary loan allows you to order literature that is not available in the University Library of Siegen from other libraries.
Please note that not all titles can be delivered via interlibrary loan. You will find further information on this in the information on interlibrary loan.
You can place interlibrary loan requests yourself electronically from any PC:
- for books, articles from books or other media (Formulation in the Katalog plus: Books and book chapters)
- for articles from journals (Formulation in the Katalog plus: Journal articles)
An interlibrary loan order costs 1.50 Euro. This handling fee will be charged to your user account. The fee will also be charged if the order cannot be fulfilled. Interlibrary loan requests are currently free of charge for university staff with the appropriate library card.
You can indicate in the terms of delivery the amount of additional costs you are willing to pay. Additional costs may arise, for example, if an essay consists of more than 20 pages or if a title is to be ordered by way of international interlibrary loan.
Please note that if you have not provided an e-mail address, you will be charged additional postage for notification by post.
Delivery times vary greatly. Please assume an average duration of about 1-2 weeks.
However, delivery times can also be considerably shorter or longer.
Delivery times from abroad are usually much longer.
The period of availability is 10 days from the arrival of the interlibrary loan delivery at the library.
The loan period for books and media that must be returned is set by the sending library and can be seen on the booking slip.
The loan period begins with the delivery of the book, not with the lending.