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Inter-library loans

Definition of inter-library loans

If you need a book that is not available at one of the libraries in Regensburg (e.g. which you cannot find in the Library Catalogue), we will order it from another German Library or even from abroad (special conditions apply).

Inter-library loans are based on the rules for inter-library loans, whereas some of the paragraphs regarding costs have not yet been applied in Bavarian Libraries.

Loan periods and conditions of use (e.g. For use only in a reading-room) are determined by the lending library and therefore cannot be altered by us.


Costs of an inter-library loan

Book orders within Germany are usually free. If the original document is not for loan, a copy of it may be delivered. If charges (for copying) don't exceed 10 Euro, we deliver without any further enquiry. For photocopies the following costs apply:

  • Up to 40 pages: standard charge of 1,50 €
  • From the 41st page: 6 €
  • For every 20 pages thereafter: an additional charge of 2 Euros.
  • For special collections there may be varying charges.

If we have to order a book from abroad, special conditions apply. There can be high costs regarding insurance and postal delivery fees (depending on the delivering library).


Can E-Books and E-Journals be used for inter-library loan?

E-Books and E-Journals can be used in part for inter-library loans (subject to the licencing agreements between the provider libraries and publishers).
You can only use E-Books via inter-library loans if you have notified us of your email address. If an E-Book is made available for you via inter-library loans, you will receive an email with a link which will direct you to the E-Book and which is valid for two weeks.

You can only use E-Books via inter-library loans if you have notified us of your email address. If an E-Book is made available for you via inter-library loans, you will receive an email with a link which will direct you to the E-Book and which is valid for two weeks.

If you order the printed edition of a book, it can occasionally occur that your order will be redirected to the electronic edition of the book. In that
case you will also receive an email with a link which will direct you to the E-Book.

If you order copies out of E-Books or an article out of an E-Journal, then you will receive these in paper-form.

If an E-Book or an E-Journal is not available via inter-library loans, please place your orders for inter-library loans via the printed edition of
the book or the journal.


Research and ordering information

  1. Search the local library catalogue.
  2. If you cannot find the correct title, search the Bavarian libraries database Gateway Bayern by using the link expand automatically
  3. Order the book by clicking on: get document
  4. If you have not yet logged in, enter your user number and password and send the information by clicking on OK
  5. Select Further Options and Fernleihe durchführen.

How to proceed if you do not find the title via expand ...

How to proceed if you do not find the title via expand automatically (Gateway Bayern)?

Please first check your search for typing errors. If your search terms were correct and you did not find the requested title, use the link information (upper right corner, next to help) and submit an inter-library loan request (you have to login first. Then select Fernleihbestellung Buch.
Please fill out all bibliographical information in the form (ISBN if possible) before sending the order.


How to receive the book if it is listed in the Library Catalogue ...

How to receive the book if it is listed in the Library Catalogue but cannot be found on the shelf

Please use the link information (upper right corner, next to help) and submit an inter-library loan request. Select Fernleihbestellung Buch and fill the bibliographical data (including ISBN) in the form. Please do not forget to use the field Zusätzliche Angaben to submit the information that the book is missing from the shelf of the reading room.

We will order the title from another German library and provide it to you as soon as possible. You can check the status of your order by contacting the information desk via email: info.ub@bibliothek.uni-regensburg.de or by phone: +49 (0)941 943-3990 or the inter-library loans department.


You will be informed when an inter-library loan is available for ...

You will be informed when an inter-library loan is available for collection

Please provide your email address so we can send you an email as soon as the inter-library loan is available for collection at our inter-library loans desk in the Main Library. You can view and update your email information in the section My user details of the library account.

If you did not provide an email address, and you are waiting for an inter-library loan order, please check regularly with the inter-library loan desk (phone: +49 (0)941 943-3946) or have a look at my account, loans, inter-library loans (for book orders) and my account, Fernleih-Kopienkonto UB for photocopies.


Collection of ordered inter-library loans

You can collect your ordered items at the inter-library loan desk of the Main Library. You will receive a yellow data sheet with the book (listing bibliographic information and the return date), please keep this with the book and return both at the end of the loan period.


Contact Information

Users please contact:

Department Name Telephone/E-Mail
    +49(0)941 943-
Interlibrary loans-desk

Martin Beckstein
Wolfgang Daschner
Inge Medlhammer
Alexandra Schaller

-3957
-3946
-3946
-3946

E-Mail

Ordering section of the inter-library
loans department (= for questions
during the ordering process)

Beate Lerch
Brigitte Roth
Kathrin Speich

-3936
-3936
-3936

E-Mail

Members of other libraries please contact:

Department Name Telephone/E-Mail
    +49(0)941 943-

Lending section of the inter-library
loans department

Petra Gürster
Juliana Kupfer

-1596
-1596

E-Mail

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