Lunds University

Interlibrary loans

Interlibrary loans for researchers and students at Lund University

Researchers and students can request interlibrary loans of material that is not held at any of the Lund University Libraries. Interlibrary loans from within the Nordic countries are free of charge, whereas loans from outside the Nordic countries are subject to a charge. Journals are not available as interlibrary loans. Instead, copies of articles can be requested against a fee. You will find information on charges for interlibrary loans on the LUB libraries’ web sites.

Request through your home library

You can only submit requests for interlibrary loans at your home library (the library connected to the department where you work or study).  On each library’s web site, there are request forms for interlibrary loans.

Before requesting

Please ensure that the book or the journal is not held by any of the LUB libraries. Search for books and journals in the library catalogue Lovisa, and for electronically available articles in LUBsearch.  

How long does it take?

Loans from libraries in Sweden or the Nordic countries normally take 1-2 weeks. If the requested book is out, it can take longer. Copies of articles are normally delivered within a week.

Loan period

The supplying library’s rules apply for interlibrary loans, and therefore the loan period may vary.

Interlibrary loans not available for distance students

If you are taking a distance course at Lund University, and you want to order interlibrary loans of books that are not available at any of the LUB libraries, please contact your nearest public or university college library.

Last updated: April 4, 2013
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