Interlibrary loans - borrowing material from other libraries
Material or copies of material not available from the library may be obtained via other libraries. We cannot guarantee that all material will be sent, as all libraries have different regulations regarding interlibrary loans.
Who can order interlibrary loans?
Anyone with a Karlstad University Library card may order an interlibrary loan
How do I order material?
Please use our order forms for books and articles:
- Order an article
Enter the name of the author, the title, the name of the journal, as well as the volume, number, and pages. Try to include the journal’s ISSN.
Articles are sent to users
- Order a book
Enter the title, author, year of publication and if possible the ISBN.
Books are collected from the issue desk
- Get it now - for articles from Elsevier (staff only)
Articles no longer available through Elsevier can now be ordered through the Get it Now service, using your @kau.se email.
You will see an option to use Get it now, when using the KauLink option in OneSearch, Google Scholar etc.
Students can order through the regular interlibrary loan option.
Remember that the more detailed the information you provide is, the quicker we can order your material. Ordered interlibrary loans can be viewed by logging in at “My loans”
What does it cost?
Copies of articles usually cost SEK 50 per article. No fee is charged for ordering books from Nordic libraries.
- See the price list for other types of orders
- Staff – indicate your department, subject and the name of the faculty administrator on all interlibrary loans so that fees may be charged correctly
- Students / other users – the fee is charged on your library card and is paid at the Information desk on floor 2
Borrowing periods and renewals
The lending library always determine the borrowing period of an interlibrary loan. Usually the borrowing period is 14-90 days and it is usually possible to renew an interlibrary loan. Recall notices are issued by lending libraries. Should you receive one you have to either return the material or ask us to renew the loan. Sometimes material obtained through interlibrary loans may not be taken home and has to be read at the library, at the lending library’s discretion.
Contact the issue desk or the interlibrary loans section to renew loans.
What cannot be ordered?
- Material in Karlstad University Library’s collection that has been borrowed by another user
- Reference works