Interlibrary Loan makes it possible to ask for literature that is not available in Bamberg to be sent to your preferred branch library. Participating libraries adhere to the Interlibrary Loan Guidelines for Germany (Ordnung des Leihverkehrs in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, LVO) of the year 2003.
If you have any questions, you may ask your librarian, call the Interlibrary Loan office at (0951) 863-1570 or email them at fernleihe.ub(at)uni-bamberg.de.
Literature for academic work, vocational or continuous professional training that is not available on site can be requested via Interlibrary Loan and will be sent to your preferred branch library.
Please note that not all items listed in the library catalogues can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.
The exceptions are:
- media that is available in Bamberg, even if they cannot be checked out or if they are currently checked out;
- media that can be purchased in a bookstore at a low price (of up to 15 euros);
- archived items of official bodies;
- newspaper articles and newspaper volumes.
The following items may not be available via Interlibrary Loan:
- media that are especially valuable, particularly those that were published before 1800;
- media that have a peculiar format;
- media that are in bad condition;
- loose-leaf editions and unbound periodicals as well as entire magazine volumes;
- school and text books and othe much used media
- non-books if mailing such items would endanger their condition;
- reference collections and course reserves;
- media that provide elemantary or purely practical knowledge;
- DIN norms and guidelines of the Association of German Engineers (VDI);
- magister theses and final papers in teacher-training courses.
The delivery time of interlibrary loan media varies greatly. It can take from one to several weeks. As a rule, you should allow 14 days for completion.
Please order your interlibrary loans in good time!
Interlibrary Loans within the Library Association of Bavaria
Please log into the Bamberg Catalogue with your library card number and password.
If you cannot find the items you are looking for under the "Catalogues" tab, you can click on "Union Catalog/Interlibrary Loan " and continue your search in the catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network.
Select the desired book. Click on "Get Document" to check its availability within the Bavarian Library Network (BVB). Then click on "Further Options" and then "order".
On the next screen, you can select from which branch library you wish to collect the book. Furthermore, you can enter a later delivery date or adjust details about the edition you want. Please note: entering a deadline does not result in faster delivery. By clicking on the Button "Send Interlibrary Loan Request", your order becomes binding.
No results? Transregional interlibrary loan
Even if you didn't find what you were looking for in the catalogue of the Library Association of Bavaria, you can still send an Interlibrary Loan request. In this case, please click on "Can't find what you're looking for?" and then on "Interlibrary Loan".
On the following page, you can add the details of the book you are looking for.
Overview of your Requests
Requests are recorded in your library account and can be viewed in the Bamberg catalogue under "My data". Interlibrary loans can be identified by the @ sign in front of the order number.
Interlibrary Loan via the Library Association of Bavaria
Before you start, please check whether the desired article is freely available online. If not, log into the Online Catalogue with your library card number and password.
Please look for the title of the magazine or book that contains the desired essay. Under "Format", you can limit the search results to titles of magazines.
If an item is not available in Bamberg, click on "Unjon Catalog/Interlibrary Loan" and select the correct magazine or book.
Click on "Get Document" and then "Further Options" to check its availability within the Bavarian Library Network (BVB). Then click on "order".
A Request Form will open. Please add as many details about the essay or book chapter as possible and indicate at which branch library you want to collect the item.
No results? Transregional interlibrary loan
Even if you didn't find what you were looking for in the catalogue of the Library Association of Bavaria, you can still send an Interlibrary Loan request. In this case, please click on "Can't find what you're looking for? / Request" and then on "Interlibrary loan".
In the Request Form, you can add the details about the desired article.
Your Request List
Essay requests are listed in your Interlibrary Copy Account and you can check them under "My Details" in the Online Catalogue. We regret that for copyright reasons we can only issue paper copies but not send you a PDF of the articles you request.
Click on "FL-Kopien" to open the overview of your orders:
E-books and e-journals are partially available for interlibrary loan and even then only if your email address is on file with us. When an e-book is made available to you via interlibrary loan, you will receive an email with a link that leads to the e-book and is valid for two weeks.
Occasionally, when you order the print edition of a book, the order may be redirected to the electronic edition of the book. In this case, you will also receive a link that will take you to the e-book.
If you order copies from e-books or an essay from an e-journal, you will receive a paper copy.
If an e-book or e-journal is not available for interlibrary loan, please use the print editions of the book or journal.
You will receive an email when your items have arrived. Please note that delivery to the desired pick-up location may take one to two working days after receipt of the e-mail.
Books that have arrived are marked "can be collected" in your Online Catalogue account. Copies that have arrived are marked as "shipped" in your interlibrary loan account.
You can pick up interlibrary loan items at the branch library you selected when you submitted your request.
Any conditions of the lending library (for example: Reading Room Only, No Renewals, May Not Be Copied) are binding.
Renewal requests must be submitted through your account well before the end of the loan period.
If you are late in returning any item, you will be notified immediately. Late fees apply.
Old literature, especially works published prior to 1900, and microforms can only be used in the Reading Room at the Bamberg State Library.
In especially urgent cases, document courier services (such as Subito) may be employed. You will be charged for this. After you have submitted your request directly to the issuing library, your item will be shipped to you. Such transactions will not be recorded in your Online Catalogue account. Document courier services also deliver literature that cannot be requested through Interlibrary Loan.