Interlibrary Loans | Document Delivery

The necessary literature is not available in Kaiserslautern or Landau? The Interlibrary Loan is a service for the procurement and delivery of media between different libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan Service - officially known as "Deutscher Leihverkehr" - is a cooperative network of libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany for the procurement and delivery of media. Not only university libraries are engaged in this cooperation but also public and special libraries. It is the lowest priced document delivery service in Germany.

How does the Interlibrary Loan work?

You order a book or journal article via the DigiBib Kaiserslautern or Digibib Landau in a library affiliated to Interlibrary Loan in Germany. The ordered document will be delivered to our library and you can borrow the book or you get a copy of an article.


Please choose between DigiBib Kaiserslautern or DigiBib Landau

Who can order: patrons registered as users at the RPTU – University Library

Costs: 1.50 € (e.g. students) accordingly 3.00 € (staff) – payable via TANs

Delivery time: articles: Ø up to 7 days. Books: 2-3 weeks

Loan period: normally 4 weeks (Terms of the lending library must be followed)

More Information, such as „What can I order?“ see our  F.A.Q.s


Transaction numbers (TANs) are required to submit a request and may be purchased at all Campus Libraries. Faculty members with cost center privileges may have the fee charged directly to their faculty cost center by using the transfer form. The TANs can then be sent directly to their desktop by e-mail.

Manuals for Interlibrary Loans Requests

Document Delivery

There are further services to borrow literature from other libraries

Overview of different services (in German):

KLUB direkt - A service of the UB of the RPTU in Kaiserslautern: Copies of articles and standards

subito - fast delivery of articles and books directly to your home

TIB document delivery - German National Library for technology and architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics