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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, 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

In the German lending system, books are (usually) sent free of charge.

For copies of articles of up to 100 pages, a flat-rate charge of € 1.50 is levied.

(Current Corona special regulation: the nominal charge of 1.50 € per article copy is temporarily waived).

For special collections and for copies of 100 pages or more, other costs may apply.

International Loans (ILV) may be subject to high fees, depending on the supplying library and shipping costs. These orders will only be carried out with costs after consulting with you.

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 licensing agreements between the provider libraries and publishers).
You can only use e-books via inter-library loans if you have notified us of your e-mail address. If an e-book is made available for you via inter-library loans, you will receive an e-mail with a link which will direct you to the e-book and which is valid for two weeks.

For using e-books via inter-library loan you must supply your e-mail address.

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, you will receive these in hard copy.

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 media

Search the local Regensburg Catalogue plus.

If you cannot find the required title in the first tab „Regensburg Catalogue“, which contains all items available in Regensburg, try the other two tabs.

Items you find in the third tab „Bavarian Library Union“ can be ordered via ILL:

  • Select the item you want.
  • Log in with your user number and your password.
  • Click on „order“ in the tab „Services“.
  • A new window opens, where you can check the title details.
  • Do not forget to submit your order!

I cannot find the title via the Bavarian Library Union

Please first check your search for typing errors.

If your search terms were correct and you did not find the requested title find in the third tab „Bavarian Library Union“ you can try to order it with a completely free form:

  • In the blue menu you find „Information“. Select „Interlibrary loan“.
  • If you have not logged in yet, enter your user number and password and submit by clicking „Log in“
  • If your browser blocks pop ups, click on „Interlibrary loan“
  • You can select from the following possibilities:
    • Fernleihbestellung (Buch u.a.) (ILL order (book))
    • Fernleihbestellung (Kopie aus Buch) (ILL order (copy of part of book))
    • Fernleihbestellung (Kopie aus Zeitschrift) (ILL order (copy of part of journal))
  • Fill in the necessary bibliographical information and submit your ILL order.

Order lost or missing books via ILL

Place an ILL order like it is described in “I cannot find the title via the Bavarian Library Union” with a free form. Please use the field “Bemerkung” to tell us that the book is missing or not on shelf in the reading room.
We will order the title from another library and provide it to you as soon as possible.

Will I be informed when an order is available for collection?

Please provide your e-mail address so we can send you an e-mail as soon as the inter-library loan is available for picking up at the lending area in the central library. You can view and update your e-mail information in the Regensburg Catalogue plus in the section “My account" - "user details”.

If you did not provide an e-mail address, and you are waiting for an inter-library loan order, please check your library account in the online catalogue regularly.

You can also contact the information desk:

E-mail: info.ub@ur.de

Phone: +49 941 943-3990

Or contact the inter-library loans department.

Where can I collect the inter-library loans I ordered?

You can collect your ordered items in the lending area in the Central 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



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

Beate Lerch
Brigitte Roth
Elisabeth Sandner



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



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