Introduction

  • For documents that are not in the VŠB-TUO Central Library collections or in available e-resources.
  • Users can request the document or its copy and we will supply it by providing loan or photocopy from another library in the Czech Republic or abroad.
  • The requested document must be related to pedagogic, research or study activity.
  • The service is provided to registered library users:
    • free of charge for internal users (VŠB-TUO employees, students, etc.),
    • charged for external users in accordance with the Price list.

Requests for inter-library loans

Fill in the form in the online catalogue, menu My account, button „ILL Request“.

Please, fill this form as complete and accurate as possible, including document identifiers like ISBN, ISSN or DOI. Clear determination of your request will facilitate and accelerate its fulfillment.

Using inter-library loan service, users can request:

  • monographs, textbooks, proceedings, dissertations, foreign technical standards, research reports, etc. - these requests are usually supported by loaning the original document;
  • articles, papers from journals, magazines, conference proceedings, etc. - these requests are usually supported by providing a document photocopy;
  • loans of original documents for VŠB-TUO students are provided for in-house use in reading room only.

Following documents cannot be supplied due to copyright or other restrictions:

  • loans of whole volumes or issues of journals, old and rare prints, manuscripts, ČSN standards, audiovisual documents, some sources on CDs/DVDs; most of the Czech universities do not lend their theses.

Supplying inter-library loan requests

  • Time till fulfilling your request is based also on its administration in the requested library owing the original document.
  • Copies of articles are usually supported within 3–7 days.
  • Other requests are supported within 7–14 days, but sometimes also a month or more.
  • Users are informed about the satisfaction of their requests by e-mail or phone instantly.
  • Loan period of inter-library loans depends on conditions determined by the providing library. Common periods are about 30 days or 14 days for documents from libraries abroad.
  • In-house use of provided documents in the reading room, without a lending home, is the only possible form of inter-library loans for VŠB-TUO students and further can be determined by the providing library.

Contact

Inter-library loan service for VŠB-TUO Central Library user is administrated by: 

Bc. Helena Švidrnochová, phone: 597 324 597, Reading Room, Main Library Building in Ostrava-Poruba