Interlibrary Loan

Within the framework of the Deutschen und Internationalen Leihverkehrs (German and International interlibrary loan) you may order media, which are not available in the University Library, from other libraries. It takes 2-4 weeks till an interlibrary loan is ready for collection. Before ordering an interlibrary loan please check our Online-Catalogue. If the medium you are searching for is not available you can order it at your own expense. 

When the ordered media arrives at the University Library you will receive notification via post or e-mail. The lending period and conditions are given by the lending library and have to be strictly followed . If the required medium is not available in any German library you can place an order for an international interlibrary loan. Details about the fees are to be found in the Gebührenordnung.

Via interlibrary loan they usually do not send:  

  • available media in the University Library
  • reference books
  • final theses (please contact the individual university) 
  • newspapers and unbound journals
  • loose-leaf collections
  • DIN, standards
  • patent specifications
  • electronic media

Instructions for the automated interlibrary loan

Ordering Books

You have three possible means:

  1. Log in to the Online-Catalogue using your user number and password and start your research. If the required medium is not listed select "Weitersuchen (Fernleihe)" / "Extend automatically" on the right. If you can find the required medium now, select "Das möchte ich haben"/"Get document" and click "Bestellformular aufrufen"/"open freetext interlibrary loan order form".
  2. Log in to the Online-Catalogue using your user number and password. Open the "Erweiterte Suche"/"Advanced search" and select the "Verbundkataloge" under "Katalog-Auswahl"/"Database selection".  Start your research. If you find the required medium, select "Das möchte ich haben"/"Get document" and click "Bestellformular aufrufen"/"open freetext interlibrary loan order form".
  3. Research directly at the KOBV-Portal. Select "KOBV-Fernleihe" under "Suche" and start your research. Choose a Verbund and click "Ansicht". If you find the required medium click "Fernleihe". Log in using your user number and password and choose the University Library as your "Heimatbibliothek".

After pressing the keys "weiter" and "bestellen" the order is placed.

Ordering Essays

You can only search for the journal, not for the article or essay.
You have three alternatives:

  1. Log in to the Online-Catalogue using your user number and password. Open the "Erweiterte Suche"/"Advanced search" and select the "Zeitschriftendatenbank" under "Katalog-Auswahl"/"Database selection".  Start your research. If you find the required journal, select "Das möchte ich haben"/"Get document". If the journal is neither available in the University Library nor in the "Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB)" click "Bestellformular aufrufen"/"open freetext interlibrary loan order form".
  2. Research directly in the Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB). If the required journal is listed under "BER < 522 > Hochschulbibliothek Brandenburg" you may return to the Online-Catalogue right away. If not, you press "Bestellung" on the left and then select "KOBV".  Log in using your user number and password and choose the University Library as your "Heimatbibliothek".
  3. Research directly at the KOBV-Portal. Select "KOBV-Fernleihe" under "Suche" and start your research. Choose the Zeitschriftendatenbank and click "Ansicht". If you find the required journal click "Fernleihe". Log in using your user number and password and choose the University Library as your "Heimatbibliothek".

Complete the form by entering the bibliographic information about the article you require. After pressing the keys "weiter" and "bestellen" the order is placed.

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