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Inter-library loans

Students and staff of the Faculty of Science can request an inter-library loan if the material you need for your studies or research is not available from Lund University Libraries. When you request an inter-library loan, the material is ordered from another library.

Before you request an inter-library loan

Before you request an inter-library loan, remember to check that the item you require is not already available in the Lund University Libraries. If the item is in the Lund University Libraries, borrow or order it instead of requesting an inter-library loan.

Search and find books in the library catalogue LUBcat or use the search tool LUBsearch.

Search and find journals in the library catalogue LUBcat or use the ePublications search tool. Search and find articles in print journals available at the University Library in the Lubito database. Search and find the journal in Lubito, use the form to request the article, and the PDF will be sent to your email address within 3 days.

Inter-library loans of books and articles

Request an inter-library loan of a book or article using the link below. Library users should log in using their Lucat login or the username and password linked to their Lund University student account. The first time you log in to request an inter-library loan you must register your details before you can proceed.

Inter-library loans of books and articles –

Delivery times

Delivery times vary for inter-library loan books and articles depending on availability and where the item is sent from. Expect books to take at least a week. Articles are usually delivered within 24 hours.


At the Library of Science, inter-library loans are free for students and staff.

Closed for the Holidays

December 23 – January 9.


Johnny Jönsson
Responsible for inter-library loans and ebook orders.
bibliotek [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (