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External Document Delivery Services

If you would like to borrow items which are not in TU Berlin’s holdings (either in print or online), you also have the option of using an external document delivery service instead of interlibrary loan.

The advantages: 

  • Express delivery possible
  • Items are delivered directly to your home 

The disadvantages:

  • These services are more expensive than inter-library loan. Please note: You are responsible for all costs.


subito is a fee-based express delivery service for journal articles and books. It allows you to search and order resources, which are then either delivered by email or post.

TIB document delivery

TIB document delivery, a document delivery service provided by TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library, provides access to literature in the natural sciences and technology, including direct access to electronic full texts. It also delivers full texts from journals, books, conference proceedings, reports, and university publications for a fee. In addition to published literature, TIB specializes in grey literature, that is publications that are not available from bookstores, and that are thus often difficult to obtain.

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