• The VŠB-TUO Central Library offers inter-library loan (ILL) service for libraries both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
  • ILL services for libraries are free of charge, including making photocopies.
  • If the VŠB-TUO Central Library does not own the desired document, the request is:
    • passed to another library, or
    • returned back to the requesting library.

Documents excluded from ILL for libraries

The following types of documents cannot be lent as ILL to another library:

  • collections in reading rooms determined for in-house use
  • historical collections
  • journals and magazines
  • maps
  • ČSN technical standards
  • VŠB-TUO theses

The request cannot be fulfilled by providing a digital copy due to unfavorable conditions set between libraries and representatives of copyright holders.

Loan period 

The loan period is usually 1 month with the possibility of renewal, unless the document has been reserved by our library users.

Obligations of requesting libraries

A requesting library is responsible for security of the borrowed document until it is returned to the VŠB-TUO Central Library.

Requesting library is obliged to:

  • observe given conditions:
    • due date,
    • request for renewal,
    • if required, only in-house use of the provided document
  • return loaned document back to the VŠB-TUO Central Library
  • attach ILL dispatch note or other evidence of ILL to the returned document.


ILL for libraries is administrated by:

Kateřina Daňková, phone ∓ fax (+420) 597 324 598

Library Address

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Central Library
17. listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

Sigla (Library code)