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Interlibrary loans

An interlibrary loan is a loan between two different libraries. Photocopied material sent over from another library is also considered to be an interlibrary loan. An interlibrary loan service is available at Halmstad University Library and thus, if the material you are looking for is not accessible through our library, or through the municipal library in Halmstad, you can always get help to order it from another library.

Who can order an interlibrary loan?

This service is limited to students, researchers and staff at Halmstad University as well as external students. You have to be a registered in our library system.
The public is directed the closest municipal library for help with ordering interlibrary loans.

If the sought-after literature is not available at Halmstad University Library or at Halmstad Municipal Library, you can get help ordering it from another library.

How much does an interlibrary loan cost?

Article: 40 SEK
Books outside the nordic countries: Actual cost (150-250 SEK)

What material can be ordered?

Material that you need for your studies or research, and that is not found in our library in printed or electronic form can be ordered by interlibrary loan. Fiction is thus only ordered if needed for a thesis or similar work.

Books that we have in our collections which are already borrowed can not be ordered by interlibrary loan, neither can material that the public library of Halmstad has in it´s collections.

Remember that there is a lot of material that libraries do not normally offer to other libraries in the form of interlibrary loans. Among this you will often find course books, reference literature, journals, theses and older material.

The University Library will help you order most items you cannot find in our collection as interlibrary loans, but we will however reserve the right to try every request first. Each request for an interlibrary loan is always considered as a possible acquisition to the library collection before an interlibrary order is sent off.

How long does it take for an interlibrary loan to arrive?

It normally takes between 5 - 7 days for an interlibrary loan to arrive, although it may vary. The loan period and other terms are decided by the lending library.

How do I make an interlibrary loan?

You can make an interlibrary loan at the information desk or use the order form.
If you search in Libris, you can place your order directly from within Libris. Read more about placing interlibrary loans from within Libris.
You must always state your library card number when you make an order.
After logging in to your account in our catalog HULDA you can check all the interlibrary loan requests that we have made for you.

When we receive the book by interlibrary loan you will be notified by e-mail and you can collect the item at the circulation desk. Article copies will be sent to your home address without additional costs. Staff at the University will receive their article copies by internal mail.

Updated 2018-10-24