Five Steps to Online Inter-library Loan


You can order online yourself, conveniently and easily, from an over 41.5 million titles portfolio of the GBV Common Library Network catalogue. 

1. Prerequisites for an Inter-library Loan Account

An inter-library loan account is only appropriate for users who wish to place numerous inter-library loan orders. This is because, on the establishment of the account, fees (15€) for a minimum of 10 inter-library loan orders are levied.

Should you wish to order few titles only, please fill out a inter-library loan request form (Leihschein) instead.

An additional prerequisite for the establishment of an inter-library loan account is that you are already registered as a user in the University Library (UL).

2. Establishment of an Inter-library Loan Account

For the establishment of an inter-library loan account please apply at the circulation desk.

There you will pay in the minimum amount of 15€ (10 inter-library loan orders) and top up your credit as necessary.

Please note that your credit cannot be payed back to you!

Orders placed within German and international inter-library loan are subject to fees in accordance with the fee regulations for libraries of the state of Lower Saxony Nds. GVBl. Nr. 32/2004.


3. Research in the GBV databases

Select the appropriate database for your research enquiry.

Union Catalogue (GVK): Holdings of books, journals articles, congress reports, microforms, electronic documents, storage media, printed music, maps etc.

Online Contents OLC Journal articles with focus on natural sciences dating back to 1993. Available only in the TU network!

GVK-PLUS: GVK + OLC.  Available only in the TU network!

4. Ordering Titles

Have you found a title that you wish to order?

The inter-library loan offers two ordering variations:

"Loan order" lets you to order the whole book, whereas "copy order" comprises extracts in the form of a photocopy.


Journal articles are despatched as copies only (copy order). Should the article be in excess of 20 pages, costs additional to the fee may be incurred. The placer of the order is allowed to keep the copies.

If levied by the other library, in all cases postage charges and insurance fees must be reimbursed. We assume that you will bear charges of up to 8€. Should this not be the case, please indicate explicitly in the field “Remarks” on the online form how much you are prepared to pay. 


Tip: make a note of the order reference number for any possible queries arising. You can inform yourself at any time of the progress of your order at the position User-Info in the menu

5. Collection of Ordered Literature

You will be informed by e-mail as soon as the media ordered by you have arrived. The material is from then on for you at the circulation desk ready to collect. Please take note of circulation desk opening hours.  



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Please note that inter-library loans are liable to fees of 1.50€ per order. In addition to the ordering fee, in particular cases further costs may be incurred.
Please contact the information desk if you have any questions.

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