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Interlibrary loans

If there are items you are unable to obtain through the usual channels, you may place an interlibrary loan request.

Closed during the Summer

The Interlibrary loan service is closed 28 June to 4 August.

Who can place an interlibrary loan request?

The Interlibrary loan service is available to all members of faculty and staff, as well as students at LUSEM.

How do I place an interlibrary loan request?

First, check that you cannot obtain the item via the library catalogue LUBcat or LUBsearch. Then use the request form to order an interlibrary loan. Log in with your Student or Lucat account.

What does it cost?

The service is free of charge for researchers at LUSEM, for others it costs:

  • Books within the Nordic countries: free of charge
  • Books from all other countries: SEK 150
  • Articles: SEK 80 per article

Articles are always delivered as photocopies which are subject to a fee. The fees below are minimum fees which may be higher depending on the number of pages.

What can I order?

Books and articles can be ordered from swedish and foreign libraries. Articles are delivered as copies for a fee. Note that the number of loans can be limited.

What can I not order?

Fiction, course books, student papers, reference books and journals are usually not included in the interlibrary loan service.

Material from the libraries at Lund University can not be borrowed by interlibrary loan, not even if it's unavailable.

How long will it take to obtain my request?

Interlibrary loans within Sweden are usually obtained within 7-14 days. You can speed up the process by providing as much information as possible. When the item has arrived, you will be notified via e-mail.

The lending library sets the loan period. If you wish to use the item beyond the initial period of the loan, contact us and we can ask the supplier if they are able to make a renewal.