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Inter-library loans

Would you like to access an item from our stocks closer to home? You can order books or copies of articles through the inter-library loan system and we will send them to your local library.

ZB MED Library Users

National

You can submit an inter-library loan request to obtain copies of articles and media from other libraries' holdings. Please submit your request to the reference desk at our Cologne site.

  • Fees: Handling fee € 1.50 per order (even if the order is not successful)
  • Time required for delivery: 2–6 weeks
  • When your item arrives, we will notify you by e-mail at no extra charge (or by post at a cost for postage).
  • You can collect your items from the issue desk at ZB MED's Cologne site.

International

If your inter-library loan request cannot be filled in Germany, we can also request items through the international inter-library loan system. 

  • The cost for this service is a minimum of € 9 (on delivery) plus a € 1.50 handling fee for each order. The cost may be higher depending on the type of delivery service and the library concerned.
  • Books ordered through the international inter-library loan system can only be browsed in the reading room.
  • Find out more and submit a request: Reference desk at Cologne site

Inter-library lending by ZB MED

National

The ZB MED supplies copies, books and media from its own holdings within the framework of the national inter-library loan system. Please submit your request to your local library's reference desk or inter-library loans desk.
Oders that include an article together with supplementary material are handled in the same way as multiple orders, i.e. each item is treated as a seperate order. In these cases charges apply for each individual order.

International

Items are supplied to international partners based on the terms of the international inter-library loan system.

Fees: 

  • 1 FULL IFLA VOUCHER or € 8 payable on receipt of invoice (Europe)
  • 2 FULL IFLA VOUCHERS or € 16 payable on receipt of invoice (rest of world)

Oders that include an article together with supplementary material are handled in the same way as multiple orders, i.e. each item is treated as a seperate order. In these cases charges apply for each individual order.

 

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