Interlibrary Loan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Answers to frequently asked questions

Search and Order

A request can only be placed, if you have searched successfully for the needed material in one of the GBV Databases. By clicking the buttons "Loan Request" or "Copy Order" on the right hand side of the full title display you recieve the request form.

Registration for Interlibrary Loan

For Online Interlibrary Loan the registration has to be made at your local library personally. Please enquire about the conditions and the exact procedure at your local library in advance.

Usage Conditions

Documents that are not available in your local library can be requested via Interlibrary Loan. The usage conditions and fee regulations of your library as well as the rules of the Interlibrary Loan Code are valid for that.


For each placed request the library charges one clearing unit. This fee is only for processing and not for execution of the request. Therefore, the fee is not refundable when the requested document cannot be delivered.

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