University Library

Document Delivery Service

There are several options of document delivery for media not available in our collections.


Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan Service - officially known as "Deutscher Leihverkehr" - is a cooperative network of libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany for the procurement and delivery of media. Not only university libraries are engaged in this cooperation but also public and special libraries. It is the lowest priced document delivery service in Germany.

How does the Interlibrary Loan work?

In short, you order a book or journal article in a library affiliated to Interlibrary Loan in Germany. The ordered document will be delivered to this library and you can borrow the book or you get a copy of an article.

Interlibrary Loan throughout Germany

Contact your local library and inquire about the possibilities for Interlibrary Loan. Librarians will give you information about the ordering process. The prerequisite is that you log in to the corresponding library. For example, if you are already a registered user of the local public library, you can use your account for Interlibrary Loan.

To get an overview of which libraries in your area participate in the Interlibrary Loan, use the list of library codes. Enter your location in the search box and put the check mark below at "Libraries". You will now receive a hit list of libraries in your region. Call up a hit for the address data and check whether the library participates in the Interlibrary Loan.

Delivery services of the UB

Interlibrary loan

If this is an option for you, you can take advantage of Interlibrary Loan via our library. In our own section on the website you will learn more about the procedure and the terms of Interlibrary Loan.

KLUB direkt

For express article orders from journals and books as well as for standards we offer you additionally our service KLUB direkt. Normally ordered documents arrive within 3 working days, express service orders within 24 hours.

Keep in mind that the books and articles ordered are delivered to UB Kaiserslautern and must be picked up there. A delivery of these orders to your home address is not possible.

Overview of document delivery services

Here's an overview of all document delivery services that you might consider at a glance:

Links to the delivery services:

KLUB direkt - A service of the UB: Copies of articles and standards

LITexpress - Delivery of books and other media of libraries in Rhineland Palatinate and Saarland (Content in German)

subito - fast delivery of articles and books directly to your home

TIB document delivery - German National Library for technology and architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics

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