Inter-Library Loans & Digitisation
The Inter-Library Loans Service will borrow books not held by the Library (or other libraries in Vienna), as well as journal articles, book chapters, and reports, from other libraries in Austria or in foreign countries.
Requests can be made using:
Please be sure to fill in the author(s) or editor(s), the title and the year of publication.
Mrs Astrid Böck will be glad to answer your questions and inform you how a book can be obtained at minimum cost and in the shortest possible time.
Please be aware that for ordering books or other material using the inter-library loans service, charges will have to be paid:
Costs and conditions:
Books: Costs are €8,- per item if the books can be ordered within Austria, or € 12,- (TU students and staff) and more, for books that have to be ordered from libraries in other countries.
For TU staff members and students the service is provided at cost price.
How long will it take to arrive? - Usually a week or more.
How long can I keep the book? - The loan period is defined by the lending library and is usually 2 - 4 weeks.
Articles/Book chapters etc.: Costs are as a rule € 8,- per article for TU Wien students or staff, and € 12,- per article for non-TU Wien institutions. Please ask Mrs. Böck for details.
How long will it take to arrive? - Usually artices from our own holdings are delivered within one or two days. Deliveries from other libraries usually take between 2 days and a week, though delivery may take longer in a few cases.
Institutes of TU Wien: please send a printout of the online request form, signed by an authorised staff member!
"Scan on demand" digitisation service
Using the "Scan on demand" form, you can request a full text of our printed materials. On receiving your request, the Inter-Library Loans & Digitisation team will make a scan of the printed volume, provided this is allowed by copyright and the condition of the item is good enough to allow scanning without damage. Our team will inform you if a scan cannot be made.
A charge will be levied for delivery of the full text as stated in the Library's Scale of Fees document.
Using this service, only complete volumes can be requested. For individual chapters or articles, please use the Inter-Library Loans service!
Staff of TU Wien institutes will need a confirmation that the institute will take over the costs, signed by one of the institute's authorised signatories for ILL and document delivery requests.