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Interlibrary loans

Requesting interlibrary loans

If you are a student or employee at the Faculty of Social Sciences and you need materials for study or research which are not available from any library at Lund University, you can request the materials by interlibrary loan through us.

Search first

Search first in the library catalogue LUBcat, or in LUBsearch for articles.

You can find some articles that have been published in printed journals via the Lubito service. Search for the journal and fill in a request form to receive the requested article via email, in PDF format.

Lubito - scanned articles from the University Library's collection

Some older Swedish literature (printed before 1957) may not be listed in LUBcat. This type of material can be requested via the University Library (UB).

Catalogue -1957, older literature at the University Library

If the book or the journal is not listed in LUBcat or in LUBsearch, you can request it by interlibrary loan directly in Libris or by filling in the request form, see below.

Please note that you cannot request the book via interlibrary loan if it is available at one of Lund University’s libraries but is currently out on loan, or if we have it as an e-book.

Requesting directly through Libris

If you find a book you are looking for in Libris, you can request it directly via Libris.
Before making your first request, you need to create an account, se below.
Library card (lånekort), a field in the registration form, is the last 10 digits of your LU card number.

Create an interlibrary loan account in Libris (form only in Swedish)

If you can't find the book in Libris

If the material you want to request is not listed in Libris, you can use the request form below:

Interlibrary loan request form, for material not found in Libris

How much does it cost?

  • Borrowing books from libraries within the Nordic area is free of charge for students and researchers
  • Borrowing from libraries outside the Nordic area: SEK 150/book for students, free of charge for researchers
  • Articles: SEK 80/article (1–25 pages) for students, free of charge for researchers (delivered as copies)

How long does it take?

How long it takes to receive a requested book or article depends on availability and the home library of the requested book or article. Articles tend to arrive faster than books, and you should expect to wait at least a week for a book. If you have any questions, please contact us!

Notification that the material has arrived

We notify you via email when the requested material has arrived. It can be picked up at the information desk.

External library requests 

Any libraries without access to the Libris Interlibrary Loan services are welcome to contact us via e-mail: ill [at] sambib [dot] lu [dot] se