University Library

Interlibrary Loan

Material not available in the TU or UdK library can be ordered via interlibrary loan by registered users.

Please check in advance if items are available in TU, UdK or other Berlin libraries:

Primo Knowledge Portal (TU Berlin)

Knowledge Portal of the Arts (UdK Berlin)

KOBV Portal (Kooperativer Bibliotheksverbund Berlin Brandenburg)

Obtaining items directly from a Berlin library will be quicker than ordering via interlibrary loan.

Michael Berger+49 30 314-76022
Michael Strauss+49 30 314-76026

How to order a book via interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan requests for books can be submitted via the KOBV Portal.

Instructions for Interlibrary Loan Requests (Books)



How to order a journal article via interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan requests for journal articles can be submitted via Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB). In ZDB, search for the title of the journal which contains the article you are looking for.

Instructions for Interlibrary Loan Requests (Journal Articles)



Interlibrary loan fees

User categoryInterlibrary loan fees  
TU and Udk staffnone  
TU and UdK studentsfree of charge until further notice  
Other usersEUR 1,50 per submitted request  

Additional costs may arise for copying of extensive articles or for international loan services.

Notification and loan period

You will be notified when the library has received the items ordered by you. Copies of articles will be sent directly to your address. 

The loan period is set by the lending library and is usually 4 weeks. It runs from the time the interlibrary loan item is made available (i.e. not from the time it is picked up). If the loan period is exceeded, you will be charged an overdue fee. An interlibrary loan item can also be provided for reading room use only (especially in the case of rare titles worthy of protection). In this case, it is not possible to borrow the item off site.

Materials that you have ordered via interlibrary loan cannot be renewed - a global renewal in your library account therefore will not include interlibrary loan materials.

Information for international libraries

The University Library of TU Berlin makes most of its collection available for international interlibrary loan. To request an item from our catalogue, simply send us an email.

If you have questions and want to contact us directly, please call the interlibrary loan team at +49 30 314 76022.

Charges for international requests:

  • All postal photocopies of journal articles: ½ IFLA voucher
  • Loans within Europe: 1 IFLA voucher
  • Loans outside Europe: 2 IFLA vouchers


When returning the items to us, please label the package as an international interlibrary loan:

Internationaler Leihverkehr / ILL
Rückware / Return Consignment
Tax free / No invoice included
EORI-Nr.: DE 2625245

Important: When making a customs declaration, do not declare a value above 22 EUR! 

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