As a registered user of the Campus Library you can use the interlibrary loan service of the German libraries and have media from other libraries delivered to the Main Campus. It is possible:
A flat-rate expense charge is levied per order, which is settled via a transaction number (TAN).
We will carry out the order together with you at the service desk.
In the following overview you will find the most important information about interlibrary loan.
To check whether your desired medium (book, journal article etc.) can be ordered via interlibrary loan, you can use the DigiBib research portal. It allows you to query various catalogues and databases simultaneously.
For the meta search you can choose i. a.:
Important: You cannot search directly for articles in the above mentioned catalogues and databases (i. e. with the names of the authors or titles of the articles). You must search there for the journals or collective works in which the articles are contained!
A direct search for articles is possible by selecting "Full-Texts".
The interlibrary loan service offers registered users the possibility of having scientific literature from other libraries come to the Campus Library.
However, the following documents are excluded from interlibrary loan:
Expense flate rate (fees)
As a cost for an interlibrary loan, you have to pay a flat rate fee per ordered medium (book, article copy, etc.). The amount is also due if the order cannot be fulfilled positively (i.e. if, for example, no library can deliver the document within the desired period).
The lump sum is settled via the acquisition of transaction numbers (TAN).
The amount of the expense flate rate is determined by the maintenance providers of the lending libraries (see Annex 5 of the Leihverkehrsordnung Rheinland-Pfalz, p. 333).
Overview of fees (per medium):
Additional costs may apply if copies of more than 20 pages are made. The amount of the costs depends on the respective lending library.
The fees for the use of the services of the library are regulated by the following ordinances:
To order a book or a copy of a book section, please come to the service desk of the library. As an already registered user you can alternatively send a mail to bibliothek[at]fh-trier.de.
In addition to your name, your matriculation/user number and your e-mail address, we need the following information from you:
Example: "Losee, John: A historical introduction to the philosophy of science, 201o (4th ed.), ISBN: 978-0198700555. Please no older editions".
You don't have to find out yourself in which libraries the book is available.
To order a journal article, please come to the service desk of the library. As an already registered user you can alternatively send an e-mail to bibliothek[at]fh-trier.de.
In addition to your name, your matriculation/user number and your e-mail address, we need the following information from you if possible:
Example: "Perini, Laura: The truth in pictures, 2005. In: Philosophy of Science, 72(1), pp. 262-285, ISSN: 0031-8248. Additional costs up to max. 4.00 EUR".
You do not have to find out yourself in which libraries the journal is available.
We will be happy to provide you with information on the status of your orders at the service desk at any time within the opening hours.
It is not possible to give a reliable indication of delivery times. From experience you can expect the following times (without guarantee):
As soon as your order arrives at the library at the Main Campus, you will be notified by e-mail. You can then pick up the medium at the service desk of the library.
You can return media (books etc.) borrowed via interlibrary loan at the service desk of the library. Please leave the loan receipt in the book.
Note: Text copies do not have to be returned, they remain in your possession.
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