You can order literature from other libraries which is not available at your local library.
Following media can be ordered by interlibrary loan:
for the use of inter-library loans:
- the interlibrary loan is available to users aged 16 and over with a valid customer card.
- the service costs 2,00 EUR per book or magazine article (up to 20 pages)
The online inter-library loan
You can order inter-library loans at the Central Library and at branch libraries as well as electronically from your home. It is possible to track your order. You can also check the status of your order.
Step by step - How to order
Your order will be placed via the Digital Library (Digitale Bibliothek). Please select interlibrary loan (Fernleihe) and authenticate yourself with the number on your customer card and your password (same password for our Online-Catalogue. If you do not have assigned a personal password yet please enter your date of birth in the form DD.MM. YYYY).
Books and parts of books: Please enter author and/or book title (keyword). Please select your desired title from the result list and specify whether you want the whole book (preset) or a part of the book as copy. After clicking on "Select" you receive the ordering form. Please fill in the ordering form completely (if you select "reserve if necessary", "Yes" there will be no additional fees), and please click only once (!) on the button "Order ". Then you will get the message that your order has been placed.
Ordering magazine articles: Please click on "magazine article", fill out the form and send the form with "Next". Please select the correct result from the list and click "Select". Then you will receive the ordering form. Please complete the form and click only once (!) on "Order". You will receive the message that your order has been send successfully.
Ordering notes: Please contact the music librarians before ordering notes to make sure that an order is worth at all.
Following titles are excluded from the interlibrary loan: manuscripts and titles that you can buy for less than 15,00 EUR. The stocks of conservatories are not available for lending. In principle you can order sheet music that are 100 years and older, but these orders remain often unsuccessful due to the nature of the materials and the lending conditions of the holding institutions. In some cases copies can be delivered against payment.
The ordering process of notes is same as for books.
Attention: To use the interlibrary loan with the DigiBib, you have to sign up with your number of your customer card and your password.